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FEBRUARY 26th and 27th, 1935 



The financial year of Constituent Chapters ends on the 
30th November, and Scribes E. are requested to forward 
their returns to the Grand Scribe E., immediately there- 

Write the names of Companions, in full, plainly in the 
returns, so that there may be no errors in filling out the 
Grand Chapter Certificate. Also see that the age, occupa- 
tion and place of residence are not omitted. Where deaths 
are included, the date of decease as well as the rank of the 
Companions should accompany the record. 

Send a full list of the Officers of your Chapter imme- 
diately after installation. 








A. Inv. 



A.D. 1935, A. Inv. 2465 
Ordered to be read in all Chapters and preserved. 


Grand Z. 
Toronto, Ontario 


Grand Scribe E. 
London, Ontario 


George L. Gardiner first saw light of day on September 25th, 1883, 
in the City of Toronto, educated in private, public and high schools fol- 
lowed by special courses in English and later specializing in Commerce 
and Finance. 

In the business life of Toronto, Most Excellent Companion (Gardiner 
is well and favourably known. While actively engaged as Vice-President 
of one of Toronto's large industrial concerns he is associated as a 
Director with a number of other business organizations. As an indus- 
trialist he has been particularly interested in Trade Associations — occupy- 
ing the office of President of one of the largest groups and actively con- 
nected with many others. 

In the fields of sport and the club life of Toronto, Companion Gardiner 
is also very prominent having held executive offices in several such organi- 
zations and is still a keen follower of all out-door sports as well as being 
as enthusiastic golfer. 

In political realms, he is known and respected as one who has taken 
an active interest in various organizations. 

In Masonry, the Most Excellent Companion has had a very active 
career, having been initiated in 1906 in Beaches Lodge, A.F. & A.M., No. 
473, G.R.C., Toronto, and after serving the several offices of that Lodge 
finally became Worshipful Master in 1915 — which office he filled with that 
dignity and efficiency that has characterized -his work throughout many 
years of Masonic labour — later lending his support to the formation of 
St. Aiden's and Victory Lodges, in both of which foe holds life member- 

In 1922 he was elevated to the office of District Deputy Grand Master 
of Toronto East District, and in 1926 assumed the Presidency of the Past 
Masters' Association of the Toronto Districts. Exalted in 1908 in Beaches 
Chapter, No. 163, R.A.M., Most Excellent Companion Gardiner success- 
fully filled all the offices finally reaching the rank of First Principal in 
1914. In 1917, he was unanimously elected Grand Superintendent of the 
then Toronto District, No. 8, being elected the following year to the Grand 
Executive of Grand Chapter and for sixteen consecutive years was a 
member of that committee. For ten years he filled the chairmanship of 
the Committee on the Condition of Capitular Masonry and during that 
period became exceedingly well known, not only in Ontario but through- 
out many sister Jurisdictions for the excellence of his annual reports, 
which have been well received and frequently quoted throughout the 
Capitular World. 

In the year 1920, Most Excellent Companion Gardiner occupied the 
President's chair in the Principals' Association, which organization made 
real progress under his able leadership. 

It has been said that Most Excellent Companion Gardiner is not only 
a man of strong character and very definite executive ability, but is also a 
splendid organizer. These qualifications combined with a wealth of 
Masonic and organization experience eminently fits him for the responsi- 
bility of successful leadership. 

Edwin Smith. 


Toronto, Ont. 

Grand Z. 



the seventynseventh annual convocation of the grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada was Held 
in the Dunker Building, 251 King Street, West, City 
of Kitchener, Ontario, Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb- 
ruary 26th and 27th, A.D. 1935, A. Inv. 2465. 


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Walter Garnet Price, D.D.S Grand Treasurer 

Edwin Smith _ Grand Scribe E. 

Colonel William Nesbitt Ponton, K.C Grand Historian 

Alex. Miller Acting Grand Scribe N. 

George Edward Board Grand Pr. Sojourner 

G. A. Cooper Grand Sr. Sojourner 

E. E. Reid Grand Jr. Sojourner 

A. Grant Malcolm Grand Registrar 

Jacob Brandt _ Grand Outer Guard 

Grand Superintendents 

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Riel Hillier, M.D St. Clair District No. 1 

Sam McCoy London 

George M. Mather Wilson 

Mortimer Henry Smith Wellington 

Llewellyn Frederick Stephens Hamilton 

John Wesley Joynt Huron 

Carl E. Hill, M.D Toronto East 

John Davidson Toronto West 

Ewart Leslie Vanstone Georgian 

Rev. Thomas McKim Ontario 

Wm. Thompson McKenzie Prince Edward 

Robert Cavanagh St. Lawrence 

James Thomas Jackson Ottawa 

Ven. Archdeacon Joseph Lofthouse.-.Algoma 

William James Warwick New Ontario 

Harold E. McGill Temiskaming 

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A Constitutional number of Chapters being represented by 
their qualified officers, the Seventy-seventh Annual Convoca- 
tion of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada 
was opened in Ample Form at 7.30 o'clock p.m. 


R. Ex. Comp. Bernard Cairns, Chairman of the Committee 
on Credentials of Representatives and Proxies from Chapters, 
reported there were 159 Warranted Chapters on the Roll of 
Grand Chapter, of which 125 were represented by the follow- 
No. 1. Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui, Kingston. 

Ex. Comp. O. A. Dodson, Z.; R. Ex. Comp. W. Y. Mills, P.Z. 

No. 2. The Hiram, Hamilton. 

R.,Ex. Comps. W. H. Wardrope, D. R. Gibson, D. W. Evans, 
V. Ex. Comps. A. O'Dell, R. Buchanan, Ex. Comp. R. Hnx- 
table, P.Z.'s. 

No. 3. St. Johns, London. 

Ex. Comp. W. R. Whittaker, Z.; R. Ex. Comps. 0. Ellwood, S. 
McCoy, P.Z.'s. 

No. 4. St. Andrew and St. Johns, Toronto. 

Ex. Comp, V. L. Mutton, Z.; R. Ex. Comps. E. Lankin, G. W. 

Slack, V. Ex. Comp. W. H. Price, Ex. Comp. R. McElhinney, 

No. 5. St. George's, London. 

R. Ex. Comp. H. J. MciGallum, V. Ex. Comp. H. E. Abell; 

(Proxy) Ex. Comp. W. K. Parkinson, P.Z.'s. 

No. 6. St. John's, Hamilton. 

Ex. Comps. J. E. Grady, Z.; W. H. Hewett, H.; F. J. Smith, J.; 
R. Ex. Comps, L, F .(Stephens, T. H. Hayhurst, S. iS. Forbes, 
J. F. Mereer; V. Ex. Comp. G. W. Britton; Ex. Comps. G W. 
Montgomery, C. R. Lloyd, P.Z.'s 

No. 7. ' The Moira, Belleville. 

Ex. Comps. J. £. Barber, Z.; L. C. Patrick, M. Ex. Comp, W. N. 
Ponton, P.Z.'s. 

No. 8. King Solomon's, Toronto. 

Ex. Comps. J. McAllister, Z.; F. Johnson; V. Ex. Comp, W. H. 
Hoare, R. Ex. Comp. J. B. Nixon, P.Z.'s. 

No. 15. Wawanosh, Sarnia. 

Ex. Comps. J. W. Christon, Z.; R. E. Strain, P.Z. 

No. 16. Carleton, Ottawa. 

Ex. Comp. T. C. Miller, Z.; R. Ex. Comp. F. G. Smith (Proxy), 


No. 18. Oxford, Woodstock. 

R. Ex. Camps. R. Y. Morrison (Proxy), G. Mather, M. E. Sher- 
wood, R. H. Reid; Ex. .Camp. J. McJinnett, P.Z.'s. 

No. 19. Mount Mori ah, St. Catharines. 

Ex. Camps. J. P. Hudson, Z. ; H. Rule, G. Davis, F. D. Wilson, 

No. 20. Mount Horeb, Brant ford. 

R. Ex. Comp. E. E. Franklin; Ex. Camps. E. McFadden, C. E. 

Rose, P.Z.'s. 
No. 22. Grenville, Prescott. 

M Ex. Camp. K. J. Dunstan (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 23. Ezra, Simcoe. 

R. Ex. Comp. W. M. McGuire; Ex. Camps. L. Carbett, E. Hind, 

No. 24 Tecumseh, Stratford. 

Ex. Camp. J. iSwanson, Z.; R. Ex. Comps. J. iStevenson, F. A. 

Copus; Ex. Comps. W. A. Wilson, F. Walker, A. Abraham, W. 

H. Gregory, H. W, Baker, W. Culligan; V. Ex. Comp. D. M. 

Scott, P.Z.'s. 
No. 26. St. Mark's, Trenton. 

Ex. Comp. F. Fairman, Z.; R. Ex. Camp. A. D. Mclntyre 

(Proxy), P.Z. 
No. 27 Manitou, Collingwood 

Ex. Comps. C. P. Little, Z. ; F. C. Bendell, P.Z. 

No. 29 McCallum, Dunnville. 

Ex. Camp. H. Rule (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 30. Huron, Goderich. 

Ex. Camp. F. R. Darrow. Z. ; R. Ex. Comps. S. D. Croft, Hugh 
Hill; Ex. Comps. G. L. Parsons; R. G. Sanderson, H. M. B. 
Tichborne, P.Z.'s. 

No. 32. Waterloo, Gait. 

I Ex. Comps. W. O. Beattie, Z. ; F. G. Smith, H.; R. Harrison, J.; 

R. Ex. Comps. J. H.Cowan, R. IS. Hamilton, Jas. Ritchie, A. G. 
Malcolm, Ex. Comps. W. J. Taggiart, T. W. Rutherford, F. A. 
MacDonald, Q. A. Wight, R. D. Law, E. F. Westbrook, P.Z.'.s. 

34. Signet, Barrie. 

M. Ex. Comp, Alex. Cowan, P.Z. 

To. 35. Keystone, Whitby. 

Ex. Camp. D. J. McGillivary, H. 

No. 40. Guel])h, Guelph. 

Ex. Comps. J. Williamson, Z. ; A. F. Moore, H.; R. Ex. Comps. 
J. F. Marr, C. J. Palmer; Ex Comps, L. J. Smith, G. M. Birks, 
P. Forsythe, A. MacPhail, R. M. Finlay, W. J. Van Norman, 


No. 41. Harris, Ingersoll. 

V. Ex. Comp. G. V. Wilson, P.Z. 

No. 44. Mount Sinai, Napanee. 

Ex. Comp. G. M. Loyst, Z.; R. Ex. Comp. W. T. McKenzie, P.Z. 

No. 45. Excelsior, Colboume. 

R. Ex. Comp. T. McKim, P.Z. 

No. 46. St. James, St. Marys. 

Ex., Comp. A. Dell, Z.; W. Eley, H.; F. R. Clark, J.; H. C. 
Fischer, R. G. 'Sanderson, J. N. Robinson, J. Hylands, N. John- 
son, E. W. White, P.Z.'s. 

No. 47. Wellington, Chatham. 

Ex. Comps. L. H. Veale, H.; V. R. Weatherhead; R. Ex. Comp. 
A. iS. H. Cree, P.Z.'s. 

No. 48. St. John's, Cobourg. 

Ex. Comp. A. E. Harris, P.Z. 

No. 53. Bruce, Petrolia. 

Ex. Comp. E. G. Keriby, Z. ; R. Ex. Comp. J. C. Reid, Ex. Comp. 
H. D. iSherrin, P.Z.'s. 

No. 55. Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

R. Ex. Comp. E. H. Brennan (Proxy) , P.Z. 

No. 56. Georgian, Owen Sound. 

R. Ex. Comp. E. L. Vanstone (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 58. Pembroke, Mattawa. 

M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Haentschel (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 59. Sussex, Brockville. 

Ex. Comp. A. I. Munroe, Z.; R. Ex. Comp. G. E. Board, P.Z. 

No. 61. Granite, Almonte. 

Ex. Comps. W. M. Johnson (Proxy) , J. F. Patterson, P.Z.'s. 

No. 63. Havelock, Kincardine. 

R. Ex. Comp. F. E. Schilroth (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 65. St. Paul's, Toronto. 

Ex. Comps. M. D. Rinsella, Z.; D. H. Boddington, H.; W. E. 
Tindale, J.; M. Ex. Comp. K. J. Dunstan; R. Ex. Comps. M. R. 
Griffith, R. J. Reade; V. Ex. Comp. W. A. Scott; Ex. Comps. 
M. S. Gooderham; W. B. Mdliken; W. D. Greer, P.Z.'s. 

No. 66. The Malloch, Seaforth. 

Ex. Comp. D. L. Reid, Z.; R. Ex. Comps. J. E. Keating, H. R. 
Meir, P.Z.'s. 




No. 67. Enterprise, Palmerston. 

Ex. Comps. A. F. Beetlestone, Z.; J. F. Edwards and R. E. 
Comp. R. G. Barton, P.Z.'s. 

No. 68. Maitland, North Augusta. 

R. Ex. Comp. R. Cavanagh, V. E. Comp. W. H. Wilson, P.Z.'s. 

No. 72. Keystone, Stirling. 

Ex. Comp. J. E. Salisbury, Z.; R. Ex. Comp. T. Solmes, P.Z. 

No. 73. Erie, Ridgetown. 

Ex. Comp. W. H. Fowler, P.Z. 

No. 74. Beaver, Strathroij. 

Ex. Comp. A. W. Holt, Z. 

No. 75. St. Clair, Milton. 

Ex. Comps. E. Harrop, Z.; W. T. Barnard, H.; W. T. Randell, 
R. Ex. Comp. M. iS. Sproat, P.Z.'s. 

No. 76. Mount Nebo, Niagara Falls. 

Ex. Comps. W. V. Yorke, Z.; J. H., Newns, V. Ex. Comps, C. H. 
Sheppard, R, Ex. Comp. G. E. French, P.Z.'s. 

No. 77. Occident, Toronto. 

Ex. Comps. H. Smith, Z.; J. T. Gilchrist, H. ; R. Ex. Comps. J. 
M. Burden, J. W. Lawrence V. Ex. Comps, R. L. iShriner, S. G. 
Newdick, J. Russell, Ex. Comps, J. Woodland, W. Murchison, 
H. Parker, A. Green, W„ J. Damp, Jr., O. E. Kennedy, P.Z.'s. 

No. 78. Minnewawa, Parkhill. 

Ex. Comps. G. H. Brewer, Z.; R. G. Nunn, P.Z. 

No. 79. Orient, Toronto. 

Ex. Comps. J. L. Mills, Z. ; A. Jomes, J. H. Williamson, R. Ex. 
Comp. D. S. L. MacDougall, V. Ex Comp, T. McDonald, P.Z.'s. 

No. 80. Ark, Windsor. 

V. Ex. Comp. W. E. Tregenza, Ex. Comp. W. R. Bricker, P.Z.'s. 

No. 82. Shuniah, Port Arthur. 

Ex. Comp. J. W. A. Ferguson, Z. 

No. 83. Ionic, Orangeville. 

Ex. Comps. A. H. Woodland, Z. ; J. T. Thomas, J. ; E. Whelan, 
W. J. Price, P.Z.'s. 

No. 84. Lebonon, Wingham. 

Ex. Comp. Wm. Hayes, Z. 

I No. 88. MacNabb, Dresden. 

R. Ex. Comp. Ed. Worth, P.Z. 


No. 90. Golden, Kenora. 

R. Ex. Comp. Jos. Lofthouse (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 91. Antiquity, Toronto. 

R. Ex. Camp's J. A. Burnett, W. J. Armstrong, V. Ex. Comp. 
E. J. Luttrell; Ex. Camps. A. F. Tanmahill, T. D. iStokoe 
(Proxy), P.Z.'s. 

No. 94. Midland, Lindsay. 

R. Ex. Comp. C. L. Davidson (Proxy) , P.Z. 

No. 95. Tuscan, Sudbury. 

R. Ex. Comp. W. J. Warwick, P.Z. 

No. 100. St. Lawrence, Brockville. 

R. Ex. Comip. G. E. Board (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 102. Algonquin, Sault Ste. Marie. 

Ex. (Camps. W. T. Waddle, Z.; D. W. Green, V. Ex. Camp. W. 
J. W. Johnston, P.Z's. 

No. 103. St. John's, North Bay. 

Ex. Camp. Jas. Milligan, Z. . 

No. 104. White Oak, Oakville. 

Ex. Camps. W. E. Mellveen, W. ,H. Morden (Proxy) , P.Z.'s. 

No. 113. Covenant, Cornwall. K 

Ex. Comp. C. J. Maye, Z. 

No. 114. Bonnechere, Renfrew. 

R. E. Camp. J. Coneley (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 115. Brant, Paris. 

Ex. Comps. J. D. iSmith, Z.; R. S. Stewart, J.; J. L. Churchill, 
V. Ex. Comp. W. W. Toughm, P.Z.'s. 

No. 116. Maple, Carleton Place. 

R. Ex. Comp. J. T. Jackson (Proxy) , P.Z. 

No. 117. ' Kitchener, Kitchener. 

Ex. Comps. A. C. Mason, Z.; I. H. Tucker, J.; F. A. Baetz, P. 
L. iSheridan, J. H. Hallman, I. M. Walker, A. E. King, ,N. A. 
MacEachern, J. W. Leach, W. H. Seage, W. R. Cooper, J. H. 
Green, R. Ex. Comps, G. DeKleinham, Wm. Downing, W. G. 
Duench; V. Ex. Comps. C. O. Hemphill, S. Halfyard, J. F. Car- 
michael, E. D. Cunningham, P.Z.'s. 

No. 119. King Cyrus, Leamington. 

R. Ex. Comp. R. Hillier (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 129. Elliott, Mitchell. 

Ex. Comps. W. S, Bennett, Z. ; H. A. Mutton, H. ; W. H. Hoflick, 
and R. Ex. iComp. John Enipey, P.Z.'s. 


No. 130. Chantry, Southampton. 

R. Ex. Camp. A. Huber (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 132. Leeds, Gananoque. 

Ex. Comps. A. Harris, G. J. Davis, P.Z.'s. 

No. 133. St. Francis, Smiths Falls. 

Ex. Comp. J. C. Dowsett, Z.; R. Ex. Comp. J. J. Gardiner, P.Z. 

No. 135. Succoth, Uxbridge. 

R. Ex Comp. V. M. Hare, P.Z. 

No. 138. Shekinah, Toronto. 

R. Ex. Comp. E. A. Snell (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 139. St. Andrews, Havelock. 

Ex. Camps. G. H. Gardner, Z.; A. Graham, P.Z. 

No, 144. Presqu'ile, Brighton. 

R. Ex. Comp. F. M. Dure (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 145. The St. Patrick, Toronto. 

Ex. Comp. E. Hewett, Z. ; R. Ex. Comps. W. J. Tow, B. Cairns, 
F. G. .McLean; V. Ex. Comps. P. W. Rogers, E. E. Reid, E. J. 
Luttrell ; Ex. Comp. F. Busteed, P.Z.'s. 

No. 146. Bernard, Listowell. 

Ex. Comps. W. Coughlin, Jas. iStewart, S. Bartza, P.Z.'s. 

No. 147. Lucknow, Lucknow. 

Ex. Camp's R. M. McPherson, Z.; W. A. Porteous, A. Hughes, 
R. Ex. Camp. J. W. Joynt, P.Z.'s. 

No. 150. London, London. 

R. Ex. Camps. J. H. C. Woodward, J. W. Plewes; V. Ex. Comp. 
E. C. Chamberlain; Ex. Comps. T. Welch, G. T. E. Martin 
(Proxy), P.Z.'s. 

No. 153. Sombra, Wallaceburg. 

Ex. Comps. Alex. Bruce, Z.; W. G. Ladng, W. S. Rose, P.Z.'s. 

No. 155. Ancaster, Ancaster. 

R. Ex. Comp. H. K. Ogelsby (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 161. Madoc, Madoc. 

Ex. Comp. Percy Gunn, Z. 

No. 163. The Beaches, Toronto. 

Ex. €omp. W. H. Ford, Z. ; R. Ex. Comp. G. L. Gardiner, P.Z. 

No. 169. Temiskaming, New Liskeard. 

Ex. Comp. D. J. Miller (Proxy), P.Z. 


No. 175. The Hamilton, Hamilton. 

Ex. Comp. W. J. iShaun, J. ; R. Ex. Camps. L. F. .Stephens, A. P. 
Goering; Ex. Comps. W. Field and W. J. Riddell, P.Z.'s. 

No. 184. Hugh Murray, Fort Erie, North. 

Ex. fComps. F. Amesbury, J. A. Spencer (Proxy), P.Z.'s. 

No. 185. The Toronto, Toronto. 

Ex. Comps. J. Petch, Z.; D. Colman, J. E. Morse, T. R. Hughes, 
A. L. Robertson and R. E. Comp. H. G. Meir, P.Z.'s. 

No. 195. Peel, Brampton. 

Ex. Comps. R. W. Hall, H. ; C. R. Magee, N. L. Powell ; R. Ex. 
Comps. J. Davidson, R. V. Conover (Proxy), P.Z.'s. 

No. 198. Couchiching, Orillia. 

Ex. Comp. F. A. Hutchison, Z. ; R. Ex. Comps. D. C. Patmore, 
H. S. Fenton, H. C. Skinner, P.Z.'s. 

No. 203. Cobalt, Cobalt. 

Ex. Comp. T. Wainwright, Z.; ,M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Haentschel, 

No. 205. Victoria, Thornhill. 

R. Ex. Comps. C. E. Hill, H. H. Lang (Proxy), P.Z.'s. 

No. 210. Kitchener, Russell. 

R. E. Comp. F. G. Smith (Proxy), P.Z. 

No. 212. Mount Sinai, Toronto. 

Ex. Comps. Mort L. Levy, Z.; A. I. Cohen, H.; Mark Levy, P.Z. 

No. 213. Northern Light, Timmins. 

Ex. Comp. Jno. Beattie, Z. 

No. 214. Vimy, Inwood. 

Ex. Comps. J. A. Hartley, Z.; L. Elliott, P.Z. 

No. 215. Mimico, Mimico. 

V. Ex. Comp. E. J. Luttrell, P.Z. 

No. 217. St. Alban's, Toronto. 

R. Ex. Comp. J. L. House (Proxy), V. E. Ex. Comp. F. Clinckett, 

No. 218. Prince Edward, Shelburne. 

Ex. Comps. A. H. Jelly, Z.; F. 0. Fleming, R. Ex. Comp. E. M. 

Wansborough, P.Z.'s. 
No. 219. Ulster, Toronto. 

Ex. Comps. D. Colman (Proxy), J. Fairfoul, P.Z.'s. 

No. 220. Lebanon, Lambton Mills. 

V. Ex. Comp. J. J. 'Molloy (Proxy) ; Ex. Comp. N. F. D. Kelly, 


No. 221. Durham, Durham. 

Ex. Comps. W. H. Kress, J. ; R. W. F. Hughes, R. Ex. Oomp. 
>S. D. Croft, P.Z.'s. 

No. 222. Ottawa, Ottawa. 

Ex. Comps. R. G. Grr, Z.; iS. F. Smith, R. Ex. Comp. J. T. 

Jackson, P.Z.'s 
No. 224. Keystone, Hamilton. 

Ex. Comps. H. Kay, Z.; W. J. Rowney, H. 

No. 225. Beaver, Toronto. 

Ex. Comp. Wm. Pendleton, Z.; R, Ex. Comp. H. A. Miller, B. 
Cairns; V., Ex. Comps. E. J. Luttrell, W. G. Anderson, and Ex. 
Comp J. IS. Pickard, P.Z.'s. 

No. 227. Quinte Friendship, Belleville. 

Ex Comps. H. Hill, J. 0. Herity, P.Z.'s. 

No. 230. Port Credit, Port Credit. 

Ex. Comps. L. G. Brayley, Z. , J. H. Pinohin, H. ; D. J. McKee, 

J.; W. A. Maxwell, R. F. Dudman, and M. Ex. Comp. W. G. 

Price, P.G.'s. 
No. 231. The St. Clair, Toronto. 

R. Ex. Comp. A. A. Gray, V. Ex. Comp. J. W. Woodland 

(Proxy) , P.Z.'s, 

No. 232. King Cyrus, Toronto. 

Ex. Comp. J. A. Marchant; V. Ex. Comip. E. J. Luttrell, P.Z.'s. 

No. 233. Oakwood, Toronto. 

Ex. Comp. W. E. Gardner (Proxy) , P.Z. 

No. 234. Halton, Georgetown. 

R. Ex. Comps. H. G. Meir (Proxy), J. F. Marr, V. Ex. Comp. 
J. T. Cameron, P.Z.'s. 

No. 235. Aurora, Aurora. 

Ex. Comps. E. O. Underhill, F. R. Underhill, P.Z.'s. 

No. 236. Caledonia, Caledonia. 

V. Ex. Ccmp. P. Anderson, P.Z. 

No. 238. The St. Andrew, London. 

Ex. Comp. W. Hodge, Z.; M. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith; 

R. Ex. Comp. W. L. Stewart; Ex. Comps. €. B. Morton, W. F. 

Bailey, P.Z.'s. 
No. 241. University, Toronto. 

Ex. Comps. S. Appleton, Z.; W. S. M. Enouy, G. 0. Thorne, C. 

Dickinson; V. Ex. Comp. P.'W. Rogers, P.Z.'s. 

fo. 242. St. Pauls, Lambeth. 

Ex. Comp. G. Howell, H.; G. Anguish, J.; W. Heron; V. Ex. 
Comp. J. C. Crinklaw, P.Z. 


No. 243. McKay, Stoney Creek. 

Ex. Comps. W. M. ISpera, Z.; R. Wray, H.; A. C. Lee, J.; W. 

M. Clark, Ed. iSpera, Ira Lee, A. C. Reid, J. P. Parker, L. F. 

McDougall, J. H. Lee, C. J. €. iSmdth, P.Z.'s. 
No. 244. Cochrane, Cochrane. 

R. Ex. Camp. H. E. McGill, P.Z. 

No. 245. Preston, Preston. 

Ex. Comps. A. JecfkinG, Z.; G. V. Hilborn, H.; H. G. Nix, J.; 
O. J. Little, Fred Lloyd, R. Ex. Comp. M. H. Smith, P.Z.'s. 

No. 246. Humber, Weston. 

R. Ex. Comp. W. J. Armstrong (Proxy), Ex. Comp. F. W. 
Fisher, P.Z.'s. 

No. 247. Nilestown, Nilestown. 

Ex. Comps, S. Whitehall, Z.; J. Taman, H.; M. Lansdell; J. 
Watt; R, Ex. Comp. W. E. .Sumner; V. Ex. Comps. J. G. Green 
and G. H. Martin, P.Z.'s. 

No. 249. Palestine, Boivmanville. 

Ex. Comp. R. M. Cotton, ,'P.Z. 

No. 251. Kirkland, Kirkland Lake. 

Ex. Comp. G. A. Goddard, Z.; V. Ex. Comp. H. B. Hawley, P.Z. 

No. 252. Hiawatha, Sarnia. 

Ex. Comp. J. H. Coleman, P.Z. ; Comp. H. C. Fleck. 

No. 253. Regal, Port Dover. 

Ex. Comps. N. Holden, Z.; P. Brock, J.; W. A. Ferguson, E. 
Hind, L. Corbett, P.Z.'s. 


No. 28. Pentalpha, Oshawa. 

No. 31. Prince Edward, Picton. 

No. 36. Corinthian, Peterborough. 

No. 37. v Victoria, Port Hope. 

No. 54. Palestine, St. Thomas. 

No. 57. King Hiram, Port Colborne. 

No. 60. Doric, Newimarket. 

No. 62. York, Toronto. 

No. 64. Willson, Welland. 

No. 69. Grimsby, Grimsby. 

No. 70. Grand River, Bracebridge. 

No. 71. Prince of Wales, Amber stburg. 

No. 81. Aylmer, Aylmer. 

No. 86. Macpherson, Meaford. 

No. 110. Warkworth, Warkworth. 

No. 112. St. John's, Morrisburg. 

No. 131. Amabel, Wiarton. 

No. 134. King Darius, Cannington. 


No. 140. Fort William, Fort William. 

No. 143. Glengarry, Maxville. 

No. 148. St. John's, Vankleek Hill. 

No. 149. Atwood, Rainy River. 

No. 151. Laurentrian, Pembroke. 

No. 152. Alberton, Fort Francis. 

No, 154. Klondike, iDawson, Y.T. 

No. 164. Lome, West Lome. 

No. 167. Kichikewana, Midland. 

No. 168. Ionic, Campibellford. 

No. 223. Abitilbi, Iroquois Falls. 

No. 226. Prince of Wales, Perth. 

No. 239. Blenheim, Blenheim. 

No. 240. Smithville, Smithville. 

No. 248. Dochert, Arnprior. 

No. 250. Thomas Peters', Windsor. 

Sixty-nine Chapters were represented by regular officers; 
fifty-six were represented by Past Z/s and Proxies; total 
Chapters represented one hundred and twenty-five. There 
were 399 delegates registered, having a total vote of 652. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

B. Cairns, Chairman. 
W. J. Armstrong. 
Chas. L. Davidson. 
Thos. McDonald. 
Gordon Rappel. 
John March ant. 
E. Downing. 


It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Geo. L. Gardiner, seconded 
by R. Ex. Comp. B. Cairns, and — 

Resolved, — That the report of the Committee on 'Credentials and 
Representatives be received and adopted. 


The following distinguished guests were in attendance and 
introduced to the delegates. 

By Most Ex. Comp Kenneth J. Dunstan : 

Grand Chapter of Quebec — R. Ex. Comp. C. U. Tirrell, 
Grand H. ; R. Ex. Comp. Walter Williamson, Grand Scribe E. 

Grand Royal Arch Chapter of New Jersey — M. Ex. Comp. 
Donald J. Sargent, Grand High Priest ; R. Ex. Comp. Dr. God- 
frey Pittis, Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of 
Canada near the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of New Jersey. 


Grand Chapter of New York — M. Ex. Comp. Frank E. 
Woodruff, Grand High Priest. 

Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania — M. Ex. 
Comp. Albert T. Hanby, Grand High Priest. 

Sovereign Grand Priory of Canada, Knights Templar — M. 
Em. Sir Knight Dr. Chas. W. Haentschel, Grand Master. 

Supreme Council of the Western Jurisdiction of Canada 
Royal and Select Masters— M. 111. Comp. Rev. A. Stanley H. 
Cree, Grand Master. 

Supreme Council, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of 
Freemasonry for Canada — M. Puissant Bro. Wm. H. Ward- 
rope, K.C., Sovereign Grand Commander. 

Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada, in the Province of 
Ontario — M. Wor. Bro. Frank A. Copus, Grand Master. 

Most Ex. Comp. Col. W. N. Ponton, on behalf of the Grand 
Z. and the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, 
extended to our guests a true friendship welcome, personally, 
individually and collectively. 


Grand Chapter was called off at 7.50 p.m. 

His Worship the Mayor, James Albert Smith, was intro- 
duced by R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Downing. His Worship, one of 
the youngest men ever to occupy the important position of 
chief executive, proved his ability and qualifications in welcom- 
ing the delegates. He conveyed the greetings and warm hearted 
welcome from Kitchener and his council and extended the free- 
dom of the city. Fifty-five years lapsed since the Grand Chap- 
ter had met in Kitchener and at that time it was presided over 
by another gentleman from Barrie. The Mayor trusted that 
we would return at a much shorter period. 

His welcome was acknowledged by the Most Excellent the 
Grand Z., who appreciated the hearty welcome and congratu- 
lated His Worship, and in closing stated that it was men of his 
character and ability whom the Craft desired in their institu- 

Mayor Smith retired and Grand Chapter was called on. 



Kitchener, Ontario, February 26th, 1935. 
To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 

The privilege that is mine, as Grand Superintendent of 
Wellington District, No. 4, in welcoming the Companions of 
Grand Chapter to this City and District, is to me a privilege 
indeed, and the Companions of the District, and of the cities of 
Kitchener and Waterloo particularly, feel that in holding your 
Annual Convocation here at this time, you are conferring an 
honour upon us which we can only repay by our utmost efforts 
to make your stay here thoroughly enjoyable. 

We have made what we hope you will find to be adequate 
preparations for your convenience in transacting the business 
of the Convocation and for your entertainment during leisure 
hours. If, in any particular, these arrangements are not suit- 
able, or if there is anything that we can do to make your visit 
more pleasant, we ask you to tell us, for it is our sincerest wish 
that this occasion may not only be a pleasurable one to you, but 
one of profit to all concerned. 

This is not the first time that Wellington District has been 
honoured by the Convocation of Grand Chapter, as in 1879 a 
Convocation of Royal Arch Masons was held in the city of 
Guelph, and again on July 16th, 1880, when Most Excellent 
Companion Daniel Spry of Barrie presided. The fact that you, 
Most Excellent Sir, are also from the same town is quite a 

Waterloo Chapter, No. 32, Gait, received their warrant in 
1868 — Guelph Chapter, No. 40, followed two years later, in 
1870, so that while we cannot claim for ourselves quite so many 
years as St. Lawrence and some of the other Districts can, yet 
we have a good many years of steady and solid growth to 
which we can point with justifiable pride. 

Aside from the Masonic Progress which this District has 
made, we are very proud also of the Industrial Development 
which has taken place in this county during the same length 
of time. In the field of industry, Kitchener to-day is one of the 
foremost cities in the Dominion. Within a radius of a very 
few miles from this spot, are to be found some of the largest 
industries of their kind in the Empire. 

We are sorry that this Convocation is not being held in one 
of the more pleasant months of the year, so that we could show 


you also our very charming- countryside, although Water- 
loo County has not the striking scenic beauty of some other 
parts of the Province, the well cared for and fruitful farms, 
which surround us, are most attractive. 

Nevertheless, we are very happy to have you here with us 
at this time, and so, Most Excellent Sir, we do welcome you 
most heartily, and place ourselves at your service. 

Mortimer H. Smith, 

Grand Superintendent. 

The Grand Z. on behalf of Grand Chapter thanked R. Ex. 
Comp. Smith for the welcome extended. 

The M. Ex. Grand Z. announced that all Royal Arch Masons 
in good standing, and properly vouched for, would as visitors 
be admitted during the sessions of Grand Chapter. 


The Grand Scribe E. commenced reading the minutes of 
the Proceedings of the Seventy-sixth Annual Convocation, held 
in the town of Brockville, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 
26th and 27th, 1934, when it was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Geo. 
L. Gardiner, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Y. Mills, and — 

Resolved, — That as the Proceedings of the last Annual Convocation, 
held Tuesday and Wednesday, February 26th and 27th, 1934, have been 
printed and copies thereof sent to all the Chapters in this Jurisdiction, 
the recorded minutes be considered as read, and the same is now con- 


The M. Ex. the Grand Z. directed the Grand Scribe E. to 
call the roll of Representatives of Sister Grand Chapters when 
they assembled (before the Altar. The following Grand Repre- 
sentatives answered their names: 

R. Ex. Comp. J. W. Lawrence Alabama 

R. " " John M. Empey Alberta 

V. " " Chas. H. Burgess California 

R. " " George W. Slack Delaware 

R. " " James H. Cowan Florida 

M. " " W. N. Ponton Georgia 

R. " " Edward Lankin Iowa 

R. " " B. Cairns - Ireland 

R. " " A. P. Goering Kansas 

R. " " Rev. A. S. H. Cree Kentucky 

R. " " W. Y. Mills Louisiana 

R. " " Marshal E. Sherwood Maine 

R. " " Robt. Henry Reid Manitoba 

M. " " W. G. Price Michigan 


R. " " Oliver Ellwood Minnesota 

R. " " A. Art Gray Mississippi 

R. " " Wm. J. Tow Missouri 

R. " " John F. Marr Nevada 

M. " " K. J. Dunstan New Jersey 

M. " " C. W. Haentsehel New York 

R. " " Frank G. McLean North Carolina 

M. " " George L. Gardiner - North Dakota 

R. " " Frank A. Copus New Mexico 

M. " " Edwin Smith „ Ohio 

R. " " Ed. Worth Oklahoma 

R. " " John J. Gardiner „ Oregon 

R. " " R. J. Reade - Pennsylvania 

R. " u W. H. Wardrope - Scotland 

R. " " Wm. Downing - South Dakota 

R. " " J. H. C. Woodward Tennessee 

R. " " W. L. Stewart Texas 

R. " " V. M. Hare Utah 

R. " " J. B. Nixon - .... -Vermont 

V. " " Sydney J. Newdick Victoria 

R. " " S. S. Forbes Washington 

R. " " W. J. Armstrong, ...Western Australia 

M. " " Alexander Cowan West Virginia 

The Grand Z. welcomed the thirty-seven various Grand 
Representatives in suitable terms. 

Grand Honours having been accorded, the Grand Repre- 
sentatives took seats on the dais, and then M. Ex. Comp. Alex. 
Cowan presented the following address: 


Companions of the Most Excellent Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada: 

I extend to each of you a most cordial and fraternal wel- 
come to this the Seventy-seventh Convocation of our Grand 
Chapter being held in the beautiful City of Kitchener. 

More especially do we greet those who are here for the 
first time as representatives of their respective Chapters to 
take part in our deliberations as we assemble to review the 
work of the past year and legislate and lay our plans for the 

I am sure it is the hope of us all that in all our discussions 
we may be actuated by a desire to uphold the high ideals and 
the best traditions of our Grand Chapter. Let us put aside 
our personal differences and approach every question with 
open minds and a fervent desire with the guidance of the 
Almighty to do only those things that are in the best interests 
of our beloved Order. 


Fraternal Dead. 

Since last we met in annual session many devoted and 
dearly beloved Royal Arch Masons have passed to the great 
beyond whence no traveller returns. 

The Committee on the Fraternal Dead will no doubt pay 
fitting* tribute to their life and work. I desire, however, to 
make mention of one of our Honourary Grand First Prin- 
cipals, Most Excellent Companion E. T. Malone, K.C. Our dis- 
tinguished Companion was born in King's County, Ireland, 
February 11th, 1854, and came to Canada in 1863, settling 
with his parents in Ingersoll, where he obtained his early 
education. He afterwards moved to Toronto where he studied 
law, being called to the bar in 1877 and practised his chosen 
profession with great distinction until within a few months 
of his death on October 9th, 1934. He was associated as legal 
adviser with many important institutions during these years. 

But it is in connection with his Masonic activities that 
we knew our brother best. He joined Zetland Lodge, Toronto, 
in 1877, became W.M. in 1881, and Treasurer in 1895, which 
latter office he held until his death. He has the distinction of 
having installed in December, 1933, the officers of his Mother 
Lodge for the forty-eighth time. 

He was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario from 1899 to 1901, and has been Treasurer 
of same from 1902 until the time of his death. 

He was an Honourary Grand First Principal of this Grand 
Chapter and a Past Supreme Grand Master of the Sovereign 
Great Priory of Canada Knights Templar as well as a Past 
Treasurer General and active member of the Supreme Council 
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite 33rd degree. His familiar 
figure and his kindly courteous manner and wise counsel will 
long be remembered in this Grand Body. He may well be 
described as a public spirited citizen and as one writer has well 
said, "a typical Irish Gentleman". 

To his sorrowing friends and relatives as well as to those 
of all our departed Companions in this and other Grand Juris- 
dictions we extend our heart-felt sympathy. 


In accordance with the recommendation of the Committee 
on the Grand Z.'s Address of last year that the request of 
Antiquity Chapter, No. 91, G.R.C., Toronto, for permission to 


add gold braid piping to their aprons in recognition of their 
fifty years of existence be referred to a special committee, I 
appointed M. Ex. Comps. George Moore, Walter Davis and 
Edwin Smith to consider the matter and report on same at 
this Convocation. 

An amendment to Section 64 of the Constitution passed at 
the last Annual Convocation provides that Grand Chapter may 
on the recommendation of the Grand Z. confer honourary 
membership in the Executive Committee upon any member 
thereof in recognition of his services. 

It is with a great deal of pleasure to me personally, and I 
feel sure that it will meet with the unanimous approval of 
Grand Chapter, that I recommend R. Ex. Comp. Oliver Ell wood 
for this high honour. 

R. Ex. Comp. Ellwood was initiated into Masonry in St. 
John's Lodge, No. 20, London, in March, 1894, and joined St. 
John's Chapter, No. 3, London, in October of the same year 
and was the presiding officer in both his Lodge and Chapter in 

He was elected Grand Junior Warden of the Grand Lodge 
in 1902, and Grand Principal Sojourner in 1904, in which year 
he was appointed Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter 
of Minnesota near this Grand Chapter. 

He was elected to the Executive Committee of, the Grand 
Chapter of Canada in 1905 and has served Grand Chapter 
almost continuously ever since, being for a time Chairman of 
the Committee on Warrants, and for several years (gave dis- 
tinguished service as) Chairman of the Audit and Finance 

Grand Chapter last year conferred the rank of Right Ex- 
cellent Companion upon the Grand Superintendent of the 
Yukon Territory and upon all previous representatives of the 
Grand Chapter in the Yukon. I recommend that the same 
rank be conferred upon Ex. Companion John Halliburton, the 
present representative, if he is not already a Right Excellent 
Companion, and that the Grand Scribe E. take the necessary 
steps to amend the Constitution so that the representaive of 
the Grand Z. in the Yukon may become a Right Excellent Com- 
panion under the provisions of the Constitution without a 
special recommendation from Grand Chapter each year. 

Grand Representatives. 

Vacancies having taken place in the representation of sister 
Grand Chapters I recommend the appointment of the follow- 


ing Companions, which were approved by the proper officers : — 

Ireland — R. Ex. Comp. Bernard Cairns, Toronto, Ont. 

New Mexico — R. Ex. Comp. Frank A. Copus, Stratford, 

New South Wales — V. Ex. Comp. Rod B. Dargavel, Tor- 
onto, Ont. 

Saskatchewan — V. Ex. Comp. Dr. Alfred Webster, Toronto, 

Texas — R. Ex. Comp. Wilbert L. Stewart, London, Ont. 

North Carolina — R. Ex. Comp. Frank G. McLean, Toronto. 

Vacancies having occurred in the representatives of the fol- 
lowing Grand Chapters near our Grand Chapter I approved 
the following appointments: — 

Maryland — R. Ex. Comp. John H. Lubbers, Baltimore, Md. 

New Mexico — Ex. Comp. James A. MacKenzie, Albuquer- 
que, N.M. 

New South Wales — Most Ex. Comp. Hamilton B. Mathews, 
Lindfield, N.S.W. 

Victoria — R. Ex. Comp. Frederick J. Thomas, Toorak, 


There were seventy-eight Dispensations requested and 
granted during the past year: — 

Twenty, for permission to attend Divine Service. 

Five, for advancement of officers. 

Six, dispensing with Convocation during the months of 
June, July, August and September, not provided by by-laws. 

One, requesting permission to confer the three Capitular 
Degrees at one Convocation, owing to candidate's removal. 

One, requesting permission to hold Convocation in an 
Orange Hall, the Masonic Hall having been destroyed by fire. 

Six for permission to hold Convocations for election of 

One, requesting permission to consider application for ad- 
vancement from a Master Mason who lost his hand in the 
Great War. 

Eight, to hold "At Homes or social evenings". 

Thirty, to change date of regular Convocation or hour of 
regular Convocation. 

I refused the request for a Dispensation from a Constituent 
Chapter to permit the balloting upon an application for 
exaltation, not having been a resident for one year within the 


jurisdiction or having received a waiver or consent of the 
proper Chapter. 


During the past year, I have had tabulated by the Grand 
Scribe E. the rulings of the Grand Z.'s and same will be found 
in an appendix to my address; these apply where the Con- 
stitution has not been amended. 

A Companion cannot hold the office of Scribe E. of a Con- 
stituent Chapter and be Grand Superintendent, at the same 

A Companion is entitled to his regular summons from his 
Chapter until such time as a charge is laid and his suspension 
is recommended to Grand Chapter. 

A Companion cannot hold office in a Constituent Chapter 
and reside outside the jurisdiction of the Grand Chapter of 


During the year, I approved the by-laws of: — 
Huron Chapter, No. 30, Goderich, Ont. 
Covenant Chapter, No. 113, Cornwall, Ont. 
King Cyrus Chapter, No. 232, Toronto, Ont. 

And amendments to the By-laws of the following 
Chapters : — 

Waterloo Chapter, No. 32, Gait, Ont. 

Corinthian Chapter, No. 36, Peterboro, Ont. 

Excelsior Chapter, No. 45, Colborne, Ont. 

Niagara Chapter, No. 55, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. 

Sussex Chapter, No. 59, Brockville, Ont, 

Wilson Chapter, No. 64, Welland, Ont. 

Antiquity Chapter, No. 91, Toronto, Ont. 

St. John's Chapter, No. 103, North Bay. 

White Oak Chapter, No, 104, Oakville, Ont. 

King Darius Chapter, No. 134, Cannington, Ont. 

The St. Patrick Chapter, No. 145, Toronto, Ont. 

Kichikewana Chapter, No. 167, Midland, Ont. 

Peel Chapter, No. 199, Brampton, Ont. 

St. Alban's Chapter, No. 217, Toronto, Ont. 

Ulster Chapter, No. 219, Toronto, Ont. 

Ottawa Chapter, No. 222, Ottawa, Ont. 

Keystone Chapter, No. 224, Hamilton. 

Quinte Friendship Chapter, No. 227, Belleville, Ont. 

The St. Clair Chapter, No. 231, Toronto, Ont. 

Oakwood Chapter, No. 233, Toronto, Ont. 


Long Service Jewels Presented. 

Twenty-Five Years. 

R. Ex. Companions Wm. Jackson, Walter T. Connell; Ex. 
Comps. William T. Minnes and Herbert D. Bibby, Ancient 
Frontenac and Cataraqui Chapter, No. 1, Kingston, Ont. 

Ex. Companion Walter II. Bates, The Hiram Chapter, No. 
2, Hamilton, Ont. 

R. Ex. Companion Robert S. Simpson, Carleton Chapter, 
No. 16, Ottawa, Ont. 

R. Ex. Companions John H. Spence, Walter Joyce; Ex. 
Companions Arthur C. Lyons, Jos. J. Waldron and Chas. T. 
Hay, Mount Horeb Chapter, No. 20, Brantford, Ont. 

R. Ex. Companion Charles A. Walters, Mount Sinai 
Chapter, No. 44, Napanee, Ont. 

R. Ex. Companions Henry Roe, Geo. T. Kennedy, E. Wilbur 
Honsinger, John Henning, E. Comp. John S. Frazer, Palestine 
Chapter, No. 54, St. Thomas, Ont. 

R. Ex. Companion Frederick J. McClelland, Niagara 
Chapter, No. 55, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. 

R. Ex. Companions George McLeish, Alonzo J. Brown and 
Ex. Comp. Carl Lehmann, York Chapter, No. 62, Toronto, Ont. 

M. Ex. Companion Kenneth J. Dunstan, R. Ex. Companion 
Lewis F. Riggs, V. Ex. Companion E. J. B. Duncan, St. Paul's 
Chapter, No. 65, Toronto, Ont. 

Ex. Companions Malcolm W. Yeo ; Archibald T. Ballins and 
William Fisher, Enterprise Chapter, No. 67, Palmerston, Ont. 

R. Ex. Companion Charles Y. Dixon, Prince of W T ales Chap- 
ter, No. 71, Amerstburg, Ont. 

Ex. Companion William L. Baynes-Reed, Orient Chapter, 
No. 79, Toronto, Ont. 

Ex. Companion John E. Smith, Ionic Chapter, No. 83, 
Orangeville, Ont. 

R. Ex. Companion John Brenchley, Golden Chapter, No. 90, 
Kenora, Ont. 

Ex. Companion Albert E. Till, Antiquity Chapter, No. 91, 
Toronto, Ont. 

Ex. Companion William J. Cressy, Tuscan Chapter, No. 95, 
Sudbury, Ont. 

Ex. Companion James Burns, Chantry Chapter, No. 130, 
Southampton, Ont. 

R. Ex. Companion Selby E. Foster; Ex. Comp. John 
Macauley, Amabel Chapter, No. 131, Wiarton, Ont. 


R. Ex. Companion George A. Grant; Ex. Companion 
William W. Southon, Fort William Chapter, No. 140, Fort 
William, Ont. 

Ex. Companion William W. Stover, Sombra Chapter, No. 
153, Wallaceburg, Ont. 

R. Ex. Companion Paul E. Lumsden, Keystone Chapter, No. 
224, Hamilton, Ont. 

We extend to these veterans our congratulations, and ex- 
press the hope that they may be long spared to wear this dis- 
tinctive jewel. 

Fifty Years. 

V. Ex. Comp. William S. S. Jackson, a Past Principal of 
St. Paul's Chapter, No. 65, Toronto, for 50 years and now a 
resident of London, England, had the honour of receiving his 
Jewel from the Grand Scribe E. of the Grand Chapter Royal 
Arch Masons of England, and to our Mother Grand Body we 
extend our thanks and appreciation. 

In looking over the list of those who have received fifty- 
year Veteran Jewels, I notice the name of Ex. Comp. Geo. 
Green, of Prince of Wales Chapter, No. 71, Amherstburg. 

I take the liberty of suggesting to my successor in office 
that he consider this Companion when naming his officers in 
Grand Chapter. Fifty years is a wonderful record of service. 

Time of Holding Grand Chapter. 

As the years roll around and Convocation follows Convoca- 
tion, I am impressed more and more that Grand Chapter 
should select a more suitable time than the month of February 
in which to hold our annual meeting. 

At this season of the year the highways and railways are 
apt to be snow-bound, and motoring, the popular means of 
transportation in this age of speed, is almost impossible. 

I am strongly of the opinion that if our Convocations were 
held in any other season than the winter season more Com- 
panions would avail themselves of the privilege and pleasure 
of attending them. 

I, therefore, refer the whole matter to a committee com- 
posed of the Past Grand Z.'s for their consideration. They are 
to report to the next Annual Meeting of Grand Chapter and 
give the necessary notice of motion to amend the Constitution 
if they think a change is desirable. 


Name of Grand Chapter. 

Since visiting" sister Grand Chapters it has been brought 
home to me very forcibly the inconsistency of calling our Grand 
Chapter "The Grand Chapter of Canada". Our jurisdiction in- 
cludes the Province of Ontario and the Yukon, yet we continue 
to call ourselves "The Grand Chapter of Canada". Certainly 
we are what is left of that Grand Body after the other Pro- 
vinces of the Dominion of Canada, who formerly were under 
its jurisdiction, have formed Grand Chapters of their own, but 
should we not now call ourselves "The Grand Chapter of On- 
tario" and have our name coincide with the territory we com- 
prise ! 

I do not want to labour the question, but I am sure that 
any member of our Grand Chapter visiting sister Grand Chap- 
ters either in the Dominion of Canada or across the border 
to our south must have felt, as I have felt, that it is time for a 

I, therefore, recommend that a special committee be 
appointed by my successor in office to consider the whole 
matter and submit their recommendations at the next meeting 
of Grand Chapter. 

Official and Fraternal Visits. 

I have not visited as many Constituent Chapters during the 
year as many of my predecessors have done during their term 
of office, but have endeavoured to accept as many invitations 
as possible, but knowing that the jurisdiction has not suffered 
in this respect in the past, and as it costs Grand Chapter and 
the Constituent Chapters money to have the Grand Z. visit 
extensively I have refrained from doing so. 

On March the 28th I had the great pleasure of attending, 
along with Most Ex. Comp. K. J. Dunstan, the Grand Chapter 
of Quebec. This was my first visit to any body of Masons out- 
side our jurisdiction. I was most cordially received, delight- 
fully entertained in that great metropolitan City of Montreal 
and came away with a fuller understanding of our mutual 
problems than I had before. 

On April the 13th I visited Occident Chapter, No, 77, Tor- 
onto, on their annual Indian Night, when Very Ex. Comp. R. 
L. Shriner was presented with the regalia of a Grand Steward 
and was delighted to meet many Capitular Masons with whom 
I have been associated for many years and where I formed 
many new friendships. I recall that our dear and much be- 
loved Companion Daniel W. Markham, K.C., whose tragic death 


on Christmas Day filled us all with sorrow and regret, was 

On April 27th I visited Kichikewana Chapter, No. 167, 
Midland. Twenty-five years previously I visited this same 
Chapter when I was Grand Superintendent of Georgian Dis- 
trict, No. 9, and completed their organization as a Chapter and 
presented them with their Charter. I predicted then that this 
Chapter had a bright future ahead of it and my prophecy has 
come true. 

I have a very happy recollection of my visit to Mount 
Sinai Chapter, No. 212, Toronto, on May 1st, where I 
saw a very fine exemplification of the Royal Arch Degree. 
This Chapter is in a flourishing condition and its future is 
bright. I was accompanied on this occasion by the Grand 
Scribe E., M. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith. 

R. Ex. Comp. Carl E. Hill paid his official visit to Doric 
Chapter, No. 60, Newmarket, on May 3rd, and I was glad to be 
able to accept an invitation to be present and renew former 
intimate associations with my Brethren and Companions of 

My first visit to any Masonic body in the United States was 
made on May 16th, when I had the privilege of attending the 
Grand Chapter of Michigan, in the City of Detroit, accom- 
panied by Most Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith. 

Our entertainment by the Companions was so intensive that 
it almost hurt and I shall always remember this visit as one of 
the most delightful experiences of my year of office. 

On May 17th I visited Nileston Chapter, No. 247, at Niles- 
ton, Most Ex. Comp. Smith accompanying me. The officers 
conferred the Holy Royal Arch degree on a candidate in a most 
acceptable manner and worked the fourth degree to perfec- 
tion. A pleasing feature of this meeting was the fact that 1 
had an opportunity of greeting many visiting Companions 
from the other Chapters in the district. 

On the 18th and 19th days of July I had the honour of 
representing the Grand Chapter of Canada at the meeting of 
the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, con- 
vened in the City of Toronto, on the invitation of Most Wor- 
shipful Bro. Copus, Grand Master, and I had the honour of 
representing this Grand Chapter at the meeting of the Grand 
Body of the Knights Templar at the City of Toronto on the 6th 
and 7th days of August, 1934, on the invitation of the Most 
Eminent Grand Master, Most Ex. Comp. Haentsohel. 


On September 19th and 20th, accompanied by Most Ex. 
Gamp. Edwin Smith, I visited the Grand Chapter of Ohio 
assembled in the City of Akron, Ohio. The Companions of this 
Grand Chapter did everything possible for our comfort and 
entertainment and I came away feeling that these interchange 
of visits with the Companions from across the line is well 
worth while. I had the pleasure of meeting several dis- 
tinguished Companions from other jurisdictions whom we 
shall be pleased to welcome at our annual convocation when- 
ever they find it convenient to visit us. 

On October 3rd the Companions of London District, No. 2, 
held a reception for me when I was officially received at an 
emergent meeting of St. John's Chapter, No. 3, London, con- 
vened for the purpose. I was received, banqueted and lauded 
in characteristic London fashion. Right Excellent Comp. Sam 
McCoy, Grand Superintendent, was Master of Ceremonies, 
and is to be congratulated on the promptness with which every 
detail of this very happy function was carried out. 

For several years it has been my good fortune to be the 
guest of Beaver Chapter, No. 225, Toronto, on the occasion of 
their "Grand Chapter Night". On October 10th it was an 
added pleasure to be their guest as the Grand Z. of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada to which they bear loyal and devoted 

The Holy Royal Arch Decree was beautifully and fault- 
lessly conferred by the Past First Principals of the Chapter. 

I am very proud to have had presented to me on this 
occasion an honourary life membership in this splendid 

I regret that I was unable to attend the Annual Chapter 
of Instruction of Ottawa District, No. 13, which was held 
this year in the Masonic Temple, Ottawa, on October 17th. 
M. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith, Grand Scribe E., who attended 
at my request, reports that the meeting was well attended 
and the work well exemplified. The following extract taken 
from the circular issued by Right Ex. Comp. James T. Jack- 
son, Grand Superintendent of Ottawa District, under whose 
direction the Chapter of Instruction was held, is worth repro- 
ducing here. "If you know all there is to know about the 
Royal Craft, come and share your knowledge with your Com- 
panions; if you do not know all, come and learn and benefit 
by the fellowship". 

A reception to me by the Companions of Georgian District, 
No. 9, was held at Collingwood on the evening of October 19th, 


by the direction of R. Ex. ■Oomp. E. L. Vanstone, Grand Super- 
intendent, under the auspices of Manitou Chapter, No. 27. 
This perhaps was an occasion more appreciated by me than 
any other during my tjrm as Grand Z. To listen to the ex- 
pressions of affectionate regard held by those amongst whom 
one had learned and practised what little he knows of the 
teachings and principles of our beloved Order is pleasing 
indeed, and completely explodes the theory of the story we 
sometimes hear about the prophet. 

On the 29th of October, 1934, Temiskaming Chapter, No. 
169, New Liskeard, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the 
presentation to them of their Charter by myself when Grand 
Superintendent of Georgian District, No. 9. R. Ex. Comp. 
Harold E. McGill, Grand Superintendent of Temiskaming Dis- 
trict, No. 16, to which district this Chapter now belongs, paid 
his official visit on this evening. Twenty-five years ago 
twenty-five candidates entered the Chapter, the degrees being 
conferred by the members of St. John's Chapter, No. 103, 
North Bay, they having accompanied me and assisted with the 
installation of the officers. I was glad to meet again some of 
the Companions who were present on the 29th of October 
1909,. The spirit of buoyancy and optimism which was ex- 
hibited by the members of the Chapters in this northern por- 
tion of the jurisdiction is indeed refreshing. 

Right Ex. Comp Riel Hillier, Grand Superintendent of St. 
Clair District, No. 1, convened a Chapter of Instruction in 
this district at Leamington under the auspices of King Cyrus 
Chapter, No. 119, on November 15th. I had the pleasure of 
being present and meeting representatives of all the Chapters 
in the district as well as distinguished Companions from sev- 
eral Chapters outside the district, many of them my Masonic 
friends of many years ago. 

The work was splendidly exemplified and (the same) was a 
decided success. Much credit is due Dr. Hillier for the time 
he spent in arranging and carrying out all the necessary details 
so admirably. 

On November 27th I had the pleasure of attending a 
dinner given by the Principal's Association of Hamilton, in 
the Masonic Temple, and as I have not had the privilege of 
visiting any of the Chapters in Hamilton I appreciate the 
thoughtfulness of Right Ex. Comp. L. F. Stephens, Grand 
Superintendent of Hamilton District, No. 5, in inviting me 
to this gathering as it gave me an opportunity of meeting 


many of the officers of the Chapters as well as many old 
friends in this mecca of Freemasonry. 

Following the dinner I was assisted by many of the dis- 
tinguished Companions at the dedication of the Chapter room 
of Keystone Chapter, No. 224. 

I was unable to accept the invitation of the Grand Chapter 
of Pennsylvania held at Philadelphia, to attend their annual 
convocation on the 6th of December. Most Ex. Comp. K. J. 
Dunstan attended at my request and reports that "nothing 
excells the kindness and hospitality extended to me by the 
officers and members of that Grand Chapter". M. Ex. Comp. 
Dunstan is the representative of the Grand Chapter of 
Pennsylvania near the Grand Chapter of Canada. 

To the other Grand Chapters from whom I have received 
invitations to attend the annual meetings of their respective 
Grand bodies I extend my sincere thanks and my deep regrets 
at being unable to accept them. 


On October 26th I dedicated the Chapter room of Waterloo 
Chapter, No. 32, Gait, and on November 27th I dedicated the 
Chapter room of Keystone Chapter, No. 224, Hamilton. 

On both occasions I was accompanied and assisted by dis- 
tinguished members of Grand Chapter to all of whom I desire 
to express my thanks and appreciation. Both meetings were 
well attended by Royal Arch Masons from their respective 

The Grand Superintendents. 

Early in the year I took up with the Grand Superintendents 
the question of the very serious falling off in the membership 
of Grand Chapter owing to suspensions for non-payment of 
dues and urged them to discuss this problem from every angle 
with the several Chapters in their respective districts on the 
occasion of their official visits. 

I made several suggestions to them for their consideration 
which I need not discuss here, but I desire to say that if we 
have not been able to "stem the tide" it has not been the fault 
of these enthusiastic and faithful servants of Grand Chapter. 
I shall never forget the cordiality with which they received 
my suggestions and I thank them all most sincerely for the 
time and thought they have given so unsparingly to this and 
all the other duties pertaining to their important office. 


Changing Conditions. 

The social economic and industrial conditions of the world 
are out of step with those of a few years ago. People had 
become so prosperous and extravagant in their way of living 
that they find it difficult and almost impossible to adjust them- 
selves to present day conditions. 

We are living in a time when people wish for, almost 
demand amusement and entertainment. Disobedience to God's 
laws, lack of reverence for the Sabbath day, and want of 
respect for those in authority are all too prevalent throughout 
the land. 

It is a far cry from the days when we as boys were required 
to clean our boots on Saturday night, when mother prepared 
the potatoes on Saturday night for Sunday's dinner and When 
the Sunday dishes were left until Monday to be washed, to 
the mad rush to get into the automobile and speed away, to 
the wide open spaces to spend the Lord's day in pleasure and 
recreation. I firmly believe that the world will never be 
righted and its apparent wrongs adjusted until our churches 
are crowded on the Sabbath day as our houses of entertain- 
ment are during the week. 

Many of the constituent Chapters, when times were good 
and candidates were seeking advancement in large numbers, 
wisely husbanded their resources having in mind that rainy 
days might overtake them, are now reaping the benefit of these 
economies while others, not so careful of their funds, are 
finding difficulty in financing their Chapters. I do not want to 
appear pessimistic, as the affairs of Grand Chapter and the 
constituent Chapters are generally speaking in good condition 
but would sound this note of warning that we must adapt 
ourselves to conditions as we find them. While the social side 
of Masonry must not be overlooked we must spend less money 
on expensive and unnecessary banquets. Is it not a fact that 
many of the Chapters spend far more money on this form of 
entertainment than they do on charity and benevolence? 

We can also economize in the 'matter of time as well as 
money. Many of the Chapters do not open until 8.30 p.m. 
and possibly nine o'clock. If the by-laws require the Chapter 
to open at 8 o'clock it should be opened at 8 o'clock; and if 
the business of the evening is done and the degrees conferred 
promptly there is no reason why the Companions should not 
be in their homes by 11 o'clock. 


Grand Scribe E. and Office. 

My first official act as Grand Z. was a visit to the office of 
the Grand Scribe E. in order to familiarize myself to some 
extent with the inner workings of this important branch of our 
Grand Chapter. Most Excellent Companion Smith, the Grand 
Scribe E., explained to me the system of accounting, banking, 
bookkeeping, etc., carried on in the office as well as the duties 
and responsibilities of his assistant, Mrs. Byrd. 

I was well pleased and entirely satisfied with my visit and 
more particularly when I think of the serious illness which 
has overtaken the Grand Scribe E. since then. 

On his return from the Chapter of Instruction, at Ottawa, 
he was taken to the hospital in London where he underwent 
treatment for a month before he was able to return home, 
where he passed through a long period of convalescence and 
is now restored to us apparently in his former health. 

Naturally the illness of Most Ex. Comp. Smith was a 
matter of great concern to me. I made several visits to head 
office and was in close touch with it by mail and telephone 
both as to his condition and the routine work of the office, 
which fortunately was well up-to-date. 

Early in July the Grand Scribe E. and myself journeyed to 
this city in which we are now convened and arranged every 
detail for this meeting of Grand Chapter and I understand 
that the greetings which were sent out at Christmas were 
already designed before his illness. I cannot speak too highly 
of the devotion to her work of Mrs. Byrd during this period, 
and the thanks of Grand Chapter are due to Most Ex. Comps. 
Dunstan and Price, both of whom made frequent calls at head 
office offering their advice and assistance. 

In Conclusion 

I deeply appreciate the honour you did me at our last 
Annual Convocation in electing me Grand First Principal of 
this Grand Chapter. 

The friendships I have' formed during the past year are 
dear and precious to my heart and my desire and hope is that 
they may become stronger and stronger with the passing of 
the years that may still be in store for us. 

It has become a sort of unwritten rule in our Grand 
Chapter, as well as in many other Grand Chapters, that the 
presiding officer shall occupy the chair for a term of two 


For reasons which are entirely personal, I have definitely 
decided not to seek, or accept, re-election for another year. 

This I feel sure will not in any way interfere with the 
progress and prosperity of our Grand Chapter ; indeed it would 
seem to me, on reflection, perhaps to be a good thing if this 
procedure were to be followed occasionally, as there are many 
ambitious members amongst us capable of filling the office 
and it would speed up promotion and thereby build up a 
stronger Grand East more quickly. 

I wish to make it quite plain that this, however, is not a 
recommendation but merely an observation. 

My term as your Grand First Principal is now at an end. 
At all times, in all places and on all occasions I have received 
the utmost courtesy and kindness and I desire to express my 
sincere thanks for same. 

Pericles, the Great Athenian statesman and orator, stand- 
ing on the Acropolis and looking over his beloved City of 
Athens, with outstretched arms proclaimed, "May she flourish 
forever". With these words applied to Grand Chapter, I close. 

Faithfully and fraternally, 

Grand Z. 
Kitchener, February 26th, 1935. 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, second- 
ed by R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Y. Mill, and— 

Resolved, — That the address of the M. Ex. the Grand Z. be referred 
to the Executive Committee to report thereon during the present Con- 
vocation of Grand Chapter. 


The Reports of the Grand Superintendents of Districts 
were then presented. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 

of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada: 

It is with great pleasure, that I make my report of St. Clair 
District, No. 1, Royal Arch Masonry, for the year 1934. I 
visited every Chapter in the District. And upon every occasion 
was received with a warm token, with sincere respect and 

The condition of Capitular Masonry in St. Clair District, 
No. 1, is improving steadily and the depression will soon lift, 
optimism prevails among the Companions and with more co- 
operation and assistance Royal Arch Masonry will soon regain 
its former standing. The future looks reassuring and we hope 
soon to see Masonry in all its branches attain its high standing 
to which it is so justly entitled. 

Meeting with and co-operating where many of our old 
Masonic friends, the Past Grand Superintendents, prominent 
among them were Ed. Worth, E. V. Dickenson, Jas. Hender- 
son, and Geo. Mickles. 

The officers of the different Chapters are holding respon- 
sible positions, especially may I call attention to the Scribe's 
E., for upon their shoulders fall laregly the routine work. 
The high ideals of Royal Arch Masonry are carried out by the 
private and public reputations enhanced by the activity of the 
principal officers, and notwithstanding the adverse economical 
conditions through which we are now passing, we fondly look 
forward to an upward trend to prosperity during the coming 

I made my official visit accompanied by District Secretary 
Excellent Companion B. E. Ellis, to Ark Chapter, No. 80, 
G.R.C., Windsor, on April 16th. Several Companions from 
King Cyrus Chapter, No. 119, Leamington, and other Chapters 
were present. The Holy Royal Arch Degree was worked 
in a very satisfactory manner. The opening and clos- 
ing of the Chapter was done in due form. The officers are to 
be congratulated on the efficiency of the work. The books and 
accounts are in proper shape. Finances are fair. Ark Chap- 
ter is in splendid condition, and prospects are becoming 

May 2nd, finds the official visit made to Lome Chapter, 
No. 164, G.R.C. at West Lome. The Chapter is quite optimistic 
and prospects are brighter. The opening and closing as 
well as the reception was in due form. The cordial fellow- 


ship was quite apparent and a fine evening was spent with the 

Prince of Wales Chapter, No. 71, Amherstburg, was visited 
May 4th. The Chapter was duly opened and closed. The 
Grand Superintendent was officially received. Views were ex- 
changed in regards to Capitular Masonry, a bright future is 
in store for this Chapter. 

May 9 found the Grand Superintendent at Thomas Peter's 
Chapter, No. 250, Windsor. We had many happy reminiscences 
of our old companions Thomas Peters, Geo. White, and others, 
who have passed on to their reward. The Holy Royal Arch 
Degree was exemplified in fine form with musical accompani- 
ment, a work deserving of praise. Thomas Peter's is a live 
Chapter. Optimistic and in good condition, marching onward 
and upward. 

I paid an official visit to Erie Chapter, No. 73, G.R.C. at 
Ridgetown, on May 21st, the Holy Royal Arch Degree was 
well exemplified. The officers are all capable and the Chapter 
is in a good condition. I was received in the proper manner, 
and there was a good attendance of Royal Arch Masons present 
to participate in the affairs of the evening. The influence of 
Past Grand Superintendent Edgar V. Bingham is quite appar- 

May 23rd I visited McNabb Chapter, No, 88, G.R.C, at 
Dresden. This Chapter is in a flourishing condition. The 
Mark Master Mason Degree was exemplified. This Chapter 
conferred in an excellent manner. There are many good 
prospects for Blenheim Chapter. 

June 6th found the Grand Superintendent at Blenheim 
Chapter, No. 239. The Most Excellent Master Degree was 
conferred in excellent manner. There are good prospects 
ahead for Blenheim Chapter. 

June 12th I visited Sombra Chapter, No. 153, G.R.C. This 
Chapter is noted for opening on time. There was a fine attend- 
ance. A pleasing feature was the presentation, by proxy, of a 
Long Service jewel to Ex. Comp. William Wesley Stover, Past 
Z., who was First Principal of Sombra Chapter, No. 153, in 
1908. The Companion being too ill to be present. The Grand 
Superintendent was invited to make the presentation. A 
beautiful Masonic Chart was presented by the Excellent Z. 
Wilfred Laing personally to the Grand Superintendent and was 
very much appreciated. 

June 4th I visited Wellington Chapter, No. 47, G.R.C, at 
Chatham. The Holy Royal Arch Degree was worked in splendid 
manner. A splendid esprit de corps prevails in Wellington 


Chapter. Although the evening was extremely warm, and 
counter attractions prevailed, the attendance was good and 
shows that Royal Arch Masonry in this Chapter is quite up 
to the standard. 

Monday, Dec. 3rd, I visited King Cyrus Chapter, No. 119, 
G.R.C., at Leamington, and was received in proper form. This 
Chapter requires some work and should do well in the future 
as it has an enviable past record. A short talk was given ; 
views interchanged and some defects pointed out. Encourage- 
ment and co-operation will no doubt do much in the future 
welfare of this Chapter. 

Special occasions of interest occurred during the year. On 
the evening of May 11th, Wellington Chapter entertained the 
Craft members at Chatham, in a fitting manner. This was 
indicative of the splendid Masonic spirit existing in this sec- 
tion. Past Grand Superintendent John Reid, of London Dis- 
trict, gave an interesting address on the history of Masonry, 
the Grand Superintendent, St. Clair District, No. 1, presiding. 
Attendance at Divine Worship 

On Sept. 30th, I attended Divine Service, at Knox Church, 
Wallaceburg. Many Royal Arch Masons of Sombra Chap- 
ter, also the various Chapters from London, Chatham, Dres- 
den, Blenheim, West Lome, Ridgetown, and Leamington were 
present on this occasion. Rev. Mr. J. F. Goforth officiated and 
the meeting was an inspiration to the whole District. The 
Grand Scribe E., M. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith, was present, 
representing the Grand Chapter. The musical program under 
the direction of Excellent Z. Wilfred Laing, Sombra Chapter, 
was very pleasing, inspiring, and extremely well rendered. 

Chapter of Instruction 
A Chapter of Instruction was held at Leaminprton, under 
the auspices of King Cyrus Chapter, No. 119, G.R.C. This 
event was highly successful and interesting, as well as instruc- 
tive. The Chapter was opened at 2 p.m. by McNabb Chapter. 
The Mark Master Masons Degree was conferred at 2.30 by 
McNabb Chapter, in a splendid manner. It was ably critized 
by Past Grand Superintendent Edgar V. Bingham, also sum- 
marized by the Grand Z., Lieut. Col. Alex. Cowan, and closed 
by King Cyrus Chapter, 119. The Most Excellent Master De- 
gree was opened by Blenheim Chapter, and conferred by Well- 
ington Chapter. They did their work well, and were summariz- 
ed by Past Grand Superintendent W. Stewart, of London, in 
able manner, also by Grand Z. The Degree was closed by Erie 
Chapter, Ridgetown, in a suitable manner. The Grand Z. came 


from Barrie, bringing with him, Past Grand Superintendent 
Wm. Stewart and Oliver Ellwood, of London,. A banquet 
was held at 6.30 and an enjoyable time was spent around the 
festive board. The Grand Z. responded to the toast of Grand 
Chapter. The Holy Royal Arch was opened by Prince of Wales 
Chapter, Amherstburg. 

Most Ex. Comp. Lieut. Col. Alex Cown, Barrie, Grand Z., 
was introduced officially and received in a very cordial manner. 
King Cyrus Chapter and all Royal Arch Masons were very 
happy to have him present, and appreciated his coming very 

The Holy Royal Arch Degree was conferred by Thomas 
Peters Chapter, Windsor. This splendid Degree was con- 
ferred in a highly suitable manner in every way. The whole 
work of the three degrees reflect much credit on the District. 
Past Grand Superintendent Rev. Stanley Cree summarized the 
work in this Degree. Rev. Mr. Wright, Rector, Christ Angli- 
can Church, Amherstburg, gave some fine remarks as well. 
The object of the Chapter of Instruction was to secure uni- 
formity in ritualistic work ; the renewal of good fellowship and 
common purpose of the whole District, which I think was at- 
tained. Each Chapter of the District took some part in the 
work, thus making the event more interesting and pleasing. 
The event was brought to a close by Ark Chapter, of Windsor, 
who closed the work of the evening. 

Joint Installation 

Thursday evening, Dec. 13th, a joint installation was held 
at Chatham for Erie Chapter, Blenheim, Wellington, and King 
Cyrus. Past Grand Superintendents Rev. Stanley Cree, Edgar 
Bingham, and myself united in performing the ceremony. A 
very impressive evening. Uniformity was the Watch word. 
Good fellowship marked the occasion, and an annual joint 
installation will now be an assured fact. 

I now beg leave to express my sincere appreciation for the 
great honour conferred on me, in my election to the position 
of Grand Superintendent, St. Clair District, No. 1, also my 
sincere and healt-felt thanks, for the many acts of kindness 
and courtesy extended to me during the last year. I may men- 
tion the splendid services of Excellent Companion B. E. Ellis, 
District Secretary., who attended me on all my visits to the 
various Chapters ; also Rev. Stanley Cree, Edgar V. Bingham, 
Past Grand Superintendents, as well as the Officers and Com- 
panions of the whole District. 

I have the honour to be, Respectfully and Fraternally yours, 

Riel Hellier, 
Grand Supt. St. Clair District, No. 1. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada: 
I beg to submit my report on the condition of Capitular 
Masonry in London District No. 2. 

Permit me first, however, to express my sincere thanks 
and appreciation to the Grand Z. and Companions of this 
District for the distinguished honour conferred. I trust that 
I have been able to discharge the duty encumbent upon me in 
such a manner as to justify the confidence and trust reposed. 

During the year I visited each of the fourteen Chapters 
and on every occasion was received in the most cordial and 
fraternal manner. To report on each Chapter individually 
would of necessity result in some repetition; hence I shall 
endeavour to summarize my observations. 

Official Visits 

April 3— St. Paul's Chapter, No. 242, Lambeth. 

April 13. — Wawanosh Chapter, No. 15, Sarnia 

April 16. — Minnewawa Chapter, No. 78, Parkhill. 

April 27. — St. George's Chapter, No. 5, London. 

May 4. — Beaver Chapter, No. 74, Strathroy. 

May 23. — St. John's Chapter, No. 3, London. 

June 1. — Aylmer Chapter, No. 81, Aylmer 

Sept. 13. — Palestine Chapter, No. 54, St. Thomas. 

Sept. 19. — Bruce Chapter, No. 53, Petrolia. 

Sept. 27. — Hiawatha Chapter, No. 252, Sarnia. 

Oct. 8. — Vimy Chapter, No. 214, Inwood. 

Oct. 10.— The St. Andrew Chapter, No. 238, London. 

Oct. 16. — London Chapter, No. 150, London. 

Oct. 18. — Nilestown Chapter, No. 247, Nilestown. 

On .each occasion there was a general uniformity of ritual- 
istic work exemplified with dignity and almost perfection, the 
officers showing every indication of proficiency and of having 
devoted much care and thought to the rendition of their various 
duties which made the ceremonies most impressive. This is 
highly commendable particularly in view of the fact that there 
has not been a great amount of degree work necessary due 
to the small number of candidates. I also failed to find any 
evidence of discord or lack of harmony but on the contrary 
the utmost cordiality and goodwill appeared to prevail not only 
in the individual chapter but among the various chapters. The 
secretarial work is well taken care of, the Scribe's E. being 
thoroughly familiar with the duties of their office. Although 


the statistical report continues to show a decided decrease in 
membership, I am quite convinced that no worthy Companion 
is being suspended owing to his inability to keep his dues up 
to date. The Chapters are showing every consideration to 
those Who temporarily find themselves financially embarrassed. 
This, of course, is only as it should be, for if ever there was a 
time when we should be tolerant, when we should learn to 
temper justice with mercy and spread the mantle of charity, 
it is now. We should not be too ready to criticize those who 
have apparently seemed indifferent nor condemn those who 
have severed their membership when we are unaware of their 
individual problems. 

At the present time the greatest concern is the attendance 
at our regular convocations. While there has not been any 
recent sharp decrease, yet the average attendance is generally 
low in comparison with the Chapter membership. This is a 
feature that requires the most serious consideration on the 
part of the various officers and Chapters as a whole. Times 
and conditions change so rapidly that what was an incentive to 
Companions yesterday does not prevail to-day, consequently 
we must ever be on the alert to make our meetings so instruc- 
tive and interesting as will appeal to and maintain that in- 
terest so essential. 


The social side of Masonry is not being neglected. In addi- 
tion to the usual functions at the close of convocations a num- 
ber ,of the Chapters have entertained in various way those who 
are not privileged to fraternize with us. This should never be 
lost sight of but rather encouraged. 

Divine Service 

Divine service was held by St. George's Chapter in All 
Saints' Church, London, Sunday, March 25th; by Hiawatha 
Chapter in Parker St. United Church, Sarnia, Sunday, May 
20th, and by Vimy Chapter in United Church, Inwood, Sunday, 
October 21st. In addition all the Chapters in the District 
joined jn a service at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Sunday, 
November 4th, when we had the pleasure of having as speaker 
the Lord Bishop of Huron, R. Rev. Companion C. A. Seager. 
Each service was attended by a large number of Companions. 


On Wednesday, May 23rd, St. John's No. 3, celebrated their 
90th anniversary when the degree of the H.R.A. was con- 


f erred by present and past Grand Chapter officers.. At the 
close of the Chapter a very enjoyable evening was spent at the 
banquet table with Rev. Bro. Dr. Bruce Hunter as guest 

On October 12th Wawanosh Chapter celebrated their 75th 
anniversary, having as their guest Rev. Companion E. W. 
McKegney. Then on November 16th they celebrated further 
by having an "At Home" for their Companions and ladies. 

These two Chapters are to be congratulated on their con- 
tribution to the advancement of Royal Arch Masonry in 
London District, and our sincere wish is that they may con- 
tinue to prosper and that their past achievements will be fully 
maintained in the future. 

Grand z. 

We have been greatly honoured by two visits of the Most 
Ex. Grand Z., each of Which proved a source of inspiration to 
the Companions who fully appreciated the sacrifice made by 
Most Ex. Comp. Cowan. On May 17th he paid a fraternal visit 
to Nilestown Chapter and on October 3rd the Companions of 
London District tendered him a reception in the Masonic 
Temple, London. Nilestown Chapter, No. 247, geographically 
situated as it is, has had the unique distinction of having had 
each Grand Z. visit them since their institution in 1924. 

In Memoriam 

Without intruding on the report to be submitted by one of 
our standing committees I would be remiss in my duty were 
I not to pay tribute to the memory of the several companions 
who have passed to the Grand Chapter above Senior among 
the departed was R. Ex. Comp. John S. Barnard, Past Grand 
Superintendent of this District, and a Past Principal of St. 
George's Chapter No. 5, London. He was a man of genial 
personality, sterling qualities and a Mason of many years. He 
had held many major offices in the gift of Masonry in this 
city. He was a student of Masonry and gave freely of the 
result of his labours for the benefit of others. Needless to say 
he will be greatly missed. 


In conclusion I take this opportunity of expressing my 
sincere appreciation of the hearty co-operation and many cour- 
tesies extended to me by all concerned during my term of 


office. Particularly do I desire to mention the most efficient 
and valuable assistance rendered by Ex. Camp. R. G. Fowler, 
my District Secretary, who accompanied me on practically 
every occasion and added greatly to the pleasure of my duties. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Grand Superintendent, London District, No. 2. 

London, Ont., January 5th, 1935. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada: 

I have the privilege and honour to submit for your consider- 
ation, my report on the condition of Capitular Masonry in 
Wilson District, No. 3, for the year 1934. 

It is my desire to express to the Companions my deep 
appreciation of the honour conferred upon me in electing me to 
the office of Grand Superintendent, and for those acts of kind- 
ness and goodfellowship which have been extended me in my 
visits to the various Chapters. 

Ex. Comp. McJannett of Oxford Chapter, who has done 
much for Capitular Masonry in Woodstock very kindly acted 
as my secretary. He accompanied me on all of my official 
visits. His assistance and advice were freely given and were 
greatly appreciated. 

My official visits were as follows : 

Oxford Chapter, No. 18, Woodstock. — My official visit 
to my mother Chapter was made on March 17th, only two 
weeks after my appointment as Grand Superintendent. I was 
given a most hearty welcome and reception, being officially 
introduced by Right Excellent Companions M. E. Sherwood 
and R. G. Morrison. A large number of Companions were 
present, including several from Harris Chapter, Ingersoll, who 
brought with them three candidates on whom was conferred 
the Holy Royal Arch Degree by Ex. Comp. Tilford and 
his staff of officers of Oxford Chapter. The work was well 
done and I am sure would leave a lasting impression on the 
candidates and Companions present. 

Oxford Chapter, in common with two or three others of the 
District, has suffered for lack of candidates. The membership 
has decreased due to suspensions and withdrawals. On the 
other hand the present membership is showing considerable 
enthusiasm and the Chapter closed the year much improved 
financially. It is believed that a steady growth may be looked 
for in the next few years. 

Mount Horeb Chapter, No. 20, Brantford.— On May 4th, 
I made my official visit to Mount Horeb Chapter accompanied 
'by several Companions of Oxford Chapter. After having been 
introduced by Ex. Comp. Tetlaw, I was most cordially received 
by Ex. Comp. G. A. Bowden. The work of the evening was the 
Mark Master Mason Degree, and was conferred by the officers, 
assisted by a number of Past Principals, in a splendid and 


effective manner. The candidate of the evening was the first 
candidate that this Chapter had in two years. The Com- 
panions continue to work with enthusiasm, and are hopeful for 
the future. A fine spirit of fellowship and Companionship 
permeates the Chapter. Following' the degree work an enjoy- 
able social hour was spent. 

Regal Chapter, No. 253, Port Dover. — Regal Chapter, 
the youngest Chapter of the District, continues to display a 
great deal of enthusiasm, and to make steady progress. It was 
a pleasure to visit this beautiful Chapter room. The Com- 
panions are to be congratulated on having such a splendid 
home in which to work. I was introduced by Ex. Gamp. Hind, 
the efficient Scribe E. of the Chapter, and was very fittingly 
welcomed by Ex Comp. Ferguson. The Holy Royal Arch 
Degree was exemplified in excellent manner by the First Prin- 
cipal and officers. Good use was made of music throughout 
the degree work. At this Convocation seven applications were 
read and accepted. The Chapter looks forward to the future 
with a great deal of confidence. 

After the work of the Chapter room was completed, an 
enjoyable social hour was spent with the Port Dover Com- 
panions, as well as with visitors from Simcoe, Ingersoll and 

Brant Chapter, No. 115, Paris. — On March 19th, accom- 
panied by a number of Companions of Oxford Chapter, a 
fraternal visit was made to Brant Chapter, Paris, where we 
were very fittingly received and welcomed. This was the 
annual Past Principal's night. With Ex. Comp. Brown acting 
as First Principal, the Royal Arch Degree was most beauti- 
fully and impressively exemplified. With the Past Principals 
solidly behind the present officers, the work of the Chapter 
is bound to be of a very high standard. 

On the occasion of my official visit to this Chapter on May 
14th, the Holy Royal Arch Degree was conferred by the Lon- 
don Royal Arch Chapter, No. 150. The officers of the visiting 
Chapter were accompanied by a number of Grand Chapter 
officers, including Most Excellent Companion Edwin Smith, 
Grand Scribe E., and R. Ex. Comp. Sam McCoy, Grand Super- 
intendent of London District, No. 2. Each Chapter of the 
District was represented at this Convocation by its First 
Principal and a number of officers and Companions. We 
extend to Ex. Comp. Woolsey and officers and Companions of 
Brant Chapter the thanks of the District for bringing together 
representatives of all Chapters of the District and presenting 


to them the Royal Arch Degree so ably exemplified by the 
officers of London Chapter. 

A very pleasant feature of the banquet hall was the attend- 
ance of the Masonic Male Quartette of Woodstock, composed 
of Wor. Bro. Bryan and Bros. Barclay, Lynch and Farlow. 
Their numbers, given generously, were much enjoyed and 
appreciated, Companion Wor. Bro. Reynolds of Wcodstock 
being responsible for this pleasing feature. 

Ezra Chapter, No. 23, Simcoe, — Ezra Chapter was visited 
officially on October 19th. This Chapter has been under the 
capable direction of Ex. Comp. W. Z. Nixon as First Principal, 
and R. Ex. Comp. Jas. H. Shaw as Scribe E. The Mark 
Master Mason Degree was ably exemplified, all the officers 
taking their parts very well. At the present time this Chapter 
is having slight difficulty, but when one looks back at 
the splendid work done for Capitular Masonry in the com- 
munity of Simcoe, one cannot but feel that with improved 
economic conditions Ezra Chapter will again enjoy more pros- 
perous times. After the degree, supper was served in the ban- 
quet hall, and full justice was done by everyone, short ad- 
dresses being given by a number of Companions. 

Harris Chapter, No. 41, Ingersoll. — Harris Chapter, 
after experiencing difficult times for several years, is now 
rapidly becoming one of the outstanding Chapters of the Dis- 
trict. While the officers are all enthusiastic, yet one feels that 
credit for much of the present enthusiasm is due to the leader- 
ship and inspiration of Very Excellent Companion Vincent 
Wilson, First Principal, and to Excellent Companion Ans- 
comibe, Immediate Past Principal. 

On Sunday, May 13th, Harris Chapter held their church 
service at Trinity United Church with Rev. Dr. Miller giving 
a very inspiring address. In spite of inclement weather there 
was a very good attendance of Companions and visitors. 

On May 11th, this Chapter provided an innovation 
in Wilson District by holding an Immediate Past Princi- 
pal's night When Past Principal's from all Chapters of the 
District assisted by Past Principals of Nilestown and St. 
Marys taking part in conferring the Most Excellent Master De- 
gree. It was clearly demonstrated that there was uniformity 
in the work of the various Chapters of the District. The De- 
gree was most impressive. A number of Companions accom- 
panied each member of the Degree team, and many were the 
congratulations bestower on Very Excellent Companion Wil- 
son and companions of Harris Chapter for a splendid evening. 


On November 9th my official visit was made to Harris 
Chapter when the Holy Royal Arch Degree was conferred by 
the officers, assisted by Past Principals. The work on this occa- 
sion was such that it speaks well for the future of the Chap- 
ter. The officers are keen and enthusiastic and desirous of 
making their work impressive. At this Convocation I had the 
pleasure of presenting Ex Comp. Anscombe, Immediate Past 
Principal, with a Past Principal's jewel, and Very Excellent 
Companion Martin of Nilestown presented Very Excellent 
Companion Wilson with his Grand Chapter regalia. At the 
close of the meeting a sumptuous repast was partaken of by 

In conclusion, I wish to thank all Companions, and especi- 
ally those of Oxford Chapter, who accompanied me on my 
visits, and to bespeak for my successor the same kindness and 
courtesy extended to me during my term of office. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

Grand Superintendent, Wilson District, No. 3. 

Woodstock, Ont., January 4th, 1935. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada : 

In submitting this, my report as Grand Superintendent of 
Wellington District, No. 4, for the year 1934, my first duty is 
to thank the Companions of the District for having elected me 
to that office, and to thank the Most Excellent the Grand First 
Principal for having confirmed the appointment. 

Next, I wish to thank Ex. Comp. 0. J. Little for the splen- 
did assistance that I received from his as District Secretary, 
which office he filled most satisfactorily. 

During the year I visited each Chapter in the District at 
least once, some several times, and alias often as possible. It 
is hardly necessary to say that I was at all times received with 
a happy combination of the deference to which the representa- 
tive of the Grand First Principal is entitled, and a measure of 
genuine friendliness and hospitality that made me appreciate, 
not only the honour of being your representative, but the privi- 
lege of being a Mason. 

In almost every Chapter I saw one of the degrees exempli- 
fied very satisfactorily In the Chapters where circumstances 
prevented the exemplification of a degree, I satisfied myself 
that the officers were prepared and competent to do the work 
when the opportunity presented itself. 

The affairs of the different Chapters are, without exception, 
being well administered — their records in proper condition — 
and their officers well versed in their duties. 

It was not to be expected that very much progress could 
be made during the year, in view of general business condi- 
tions. As a matter of fact, the membership in the District has 
decreased by 33. Of this number the Grim Reaper accounted 
for 15, and as there were 20 withdrawals for various reasons, 
it will be seen that the 12 suspensions which were unfortu- 
nately necessary have been more than offset by new members 
and affiliations. 

I do feel however, that the membership in the District is 
now on a sound footing, and that with the gradual return of 
normal business conditions, Capitular Masonry will resume its 
steady and satisfactory progress. 

Two events that occurred during the year, and which were 
very pleasing, were the church service held by Prince Edward 
Chapter, Shelburne, and the dedication of the new Chapter 
Rooms of Waterloo Chapter, Gait. The Church Service in 


Shelburne, which I was happy to attend, was very well car- 
ried out — the sermon most impressive — and I am sure that it 
was well worth while, not only of itself, but for the impression 
that it would create in the community. 

The dedication of the new rooms in Gait was also a most 
impressive ceremony, and the Companions in that city are to 
be heartily congratulated on their splendid new premises, 
which are not only very convenient but very pleasing in ap- 

The fact that Grand Chapter convenes at Kitchener this 
year has, naturally, created a good deal of interest there. A 
strong committee, under the capable chairmanship of R. Ex. 
Comp. Downing, has been working on what I am sure will 
prove adequate preparation for that important event. 

I should like to refer to the good work that R. Ex. Comp. 
Barton is doing for Enterprise Chapter in Palmerston. He has 
taken over the duties of Scribe E. in that Chapter, and by his 
interest and energy has done much to assist the ruling Prin- 
cipals in getting their affairs in good shape. 

And I should be remiss if I did not acknowledge the advice 
and assistance that I have received from my predecessors in 
office. R. Ex. Comp. Wansborough, whom I followed, was very 
helpful. R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Downing accompanied me on my 
visits whenever possible, and his genial presence and experi- 
ence helped materially. To R. Ex. Comp. John F. Marr, whose 
unflagging interest in whatever may be for the good of the 
Order, is known to us all, I am particularly indebted, not only 
for his helpful advice, but for the inspiration of his pleasing 
company on many occasions. 

To the many Companions who accompanied me on my 
various visits, and to the Companions throughout the District 
who by their unvarying kindness and hospitality have made 
my year in office so very pleasant, I extend my heartfelt 

To my successor, I can extend no kinder wish than that he 
receive the same degree of co-operation from the Companions 
of the District, and in his turn retire from the office with the 
same happy memories as 

Yours fraternally, 

M. H. Smith, 
Grand Superintendent, Wellington District, No. 4. 

Preston, Ontario, 1935. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada: 

It is with pleasure that I now present a report upon this 
District for the past year. 

The District comprises nine Chapters — four in the city of 
Hamilton and five in adjoining villages. During the year I 
have been privileged not merely to make a regular visit of 
inspection to each Chapter, but to meet with the various 
Chapters frequently and, as far as possible, informally 

I desire to express my admiration for the officers of the 
various Chapters for their loyalty to the Royal Craft during 
the lean years; it is a much more difficult task than to serve 
during the years of plenteous work and consequent enthusiasm. 

While most of the Chapters were without candidates, they 
readily displayed their complete familiarity with ritual in the 
various degrees, by working with representative candidates, 
and in each Chapter in the District the officers are fully com- 
petent to work each and every degree, thus the Chapters stand 
ready to meet with assurance of success the influx of candid- 
ates which we believe will occur in the days to come. 

I have been most fortunate in my choice of Secretary in 
the person of Ex. Comp. William Field, an outstanding worker 
in Masonry in all its branches. Upon each and every of my 
regular visits, I was honoured with the company of a group 
of the officers of the other Chapters, and consequently each 
meeting partook of the nature of a district gathering. (That 
it prevented the Grand Superintendent using the same address 
more than once was the only drawback) . 

The outstanding event of Capitular Masonry in this Dis- 
trict for the year was the visit of the Grand First Principal, 
Most Ex. Comp. Alexander Cowan, on the 27th of November, 
1934. Under the auspices of the Past Principals' Association, 
presided over by Right Ex. Comp, A. P. Goering, a large 
and representative gathering of Royal Arch Masonry was 
held at the Masonic Hall in Hamilton. After dinner the Com- 
panions enjoyed an outstanding addrsess from the Grand 
First Principal. Automobiles had been supplied and the meet- 
ing then adjourned to the Buchanan Masonic Hall on the 
mountain top at Hamilton, where at the request of Keystone 
Chapter, No 224, in the presence of a large gathering of 
Capitular Masonry, the Grand First Principal, assisted by the 
officers of Grand Chapter, dedicated the Buchanan Hall to 


Royal Arch Masonry. All present were interested in the 
beautiful equipment of the Chapter room, all of which had been 
made by the hands of members of Keystone Chapter and pre- 
sented to the Chapter. It was an evening of outstanding in- 

The stream of suspensions for the non-payment of dues has 
nearly dried up — I hope permanently. The presence of sus- 
pended members of Craft or Chapter in a community is a 
serious matter — to be avoided as much as possible. 

I am struck with the number of unaffiliated Companions in 
the district. The depression has accentuated the mobility of 
labour. Mankind is on the move. Surely it is in consonance 
with the spirit of Masonry if all changes of address were not 
only notified to a central office, but also to the proper officers 
of the Lodge and Chapter in the community to which the 
Brothers or Companions move. No task is too great which is 
worth while. 

Submitted in the spirit of fraternity, 

Llew. F. Stephens, 
Grand Superintendent, Hamilton District, No. 5. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada: 

It affords me the pleasure to submit to you my report on 
conditions of Capitulary Masonry in Huron District. 

First. I wish to express by sincere thanks for the honour 
conferred upon me by the Companions of Huron District, in 
electing me as their Grand Superintendent. To the Chapters 
of the District for their kind receptions accorded me on my 
visits, and to the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, my 
deep appreciation for the confirmation of my appointment. 

Upon assuming office, I appointed Ex. Comp. W. A. Porteous 
as District Secretary, the duties of which he performed in a 
very creditable and efficient manner. My sincere thanks to all 
the Companions of Lucknow Chapter for accompanying me 
on all my visits. 

Visitations and Work Exemplified 

St. James 5 Chapter, No. 46, St. Mary's, May 14. Holy 
Royal Arch Degree. 

Huron Chapter, No. 30, Goderich, May 15. Mark Master 

Havelock Chapter, No. 63, Kincardine, May 16. 

Malloch Chapter, No, 66, Seaforth, May 21. Mark Master 

Lucknow Chapter, No. 147, Lucknow, September 25. 
Holy Royal Arch Degree. 

Lebanon Chapter, No. 84, Wingham, October 16. Most Ex. 
Master Degree. 

Tecumseh Chapter, No. 24, Stratford, October 25th. Mark 
Master Degree. 

Bernard Chapter, No. 146, Listowel, October 26. 

Chantry Chapter, No. 130, Southampton, November 6. 
Mark Master Degree. 

Elliott Chapter, No. 129, Mitchell, December 4. Mark Mas- 
ter Degree. 

On April 17 I visited Huron Chapter, Goderich, "Past First 
Principals' Night," witnessed the exemplification of the Holy 
Royal Arch Degree in a most efficient and impressive man- 
ner, under the direction of R. Ex. Comp. Dr. Gallow 

Divine worship was held in Knox Church, Kincardine, also 
United Church, Goderich, when we were favoured with very 
inspiring and eloquent addresses on Craft Masonry. 


I spent a very enjoyable evening at St. James Chapter, St. 
Marys, when Harris Chapter, Ingersoll, conferred the Mark 
Master Mason degree in a very efficient manner. 

Among the outstanding event of the year was an invitation 
to be present at Beaver Chapter, Toronto, on their reception 
of The Most Excellent, the Grand Z., when the Holy Royal 
Arch was exemplified, after which a banquet was served, when 
the Grand Z. addressed the Companions, which was very in- 

On all my visits I stressed the point regarding outstanding 
dues, and suspending, only in extreme cases. 

It was most gratifying to see the very active part taken by 
the Past First Principals in each Chapter, which demonstrates 
that there is something worth while in Capitular Masonry. 

In every Chapter, a wonderful spirit of Companionship 
prevailed the Ruling Principals and officers of most Chapters, 
showed wonderful ability in exemplifying the work and a very 
bright future is looked for. 

My Secretary reports all books are in order and book of 
marks up to date. 

I am also deeply indebted to my predecessor, R. Ex. Comp. 

In concluding, be not pessimistic. As soon as this world 
wide economic depression lifts, a better day is dawning, when 
Our Brother Mason will demand from us More Light in Mas- 

Fraternally submitted, 


Grand Superintendent, Huron District, No. 6. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada: 
I have the honour to submit my report of Capitulary Mas- 
onry in Niagara District, No. 7, for the year 1934. I wish to 
thank District No. 7 for the honour conferred on me in recom- 
mending me to the high office of Grand Superintendent, and 
to thank the Most Excellent the Grand Z. for my appointment. 
May 18th. Official visit to Mount Nebo Chapter, Niagara 
Falls. Introduced by R. Ex. Comp. Stringer, who was Grand 
Superintendent when I was First Principal of Willson Chapter. 
The Royal Arch Degree was exemplified in a very creditable 
manner. Mount Nebo Chapter officers and members are quite 
enthusiastic ; they are holding card parties and other forms of 
entertainment for their members, and by so doing are keeping 
up the interest in their Chapter. 

October 4th. Official visit to King Hiram Chapter, Port 
Colborne. Intruduced by R. Ex. Comp J. C. Massie. The Mark 
Degree was conferred. Good meeting, was well received. King 
Kiram Chapter is working hard holding monthly card parties 
and making every endeavour to build up their membership. 

October 5th. I officially visited Niagara Chapter, Niagara- 
on-the-Lake. I was introduced by R. Ex. Comp. McClelland. 
Had the honour of presenting a 25- Year Jewel to R. Ex. Comp. 
McClelland, who was Ex. Z. in 1907. There was no work. I 
discussed ways and means of building up the membership, try- 
ing to reclaim old members and collection of dues. It was a 
very enthusiastic meeting, everyone pledging to work and to 
attend the meetings. 

October 9th. Official visit to Hugh Murray Chapter. We 
met with a car accident on the Garrison Road which delayed 
us, arriving at the Chapter at 9.30 pm. The others of my dele- 
gation leaving Welland later and taking another road were sur- 
prised on arriving at the Chapter Room that we were not there 
and their fears were aroused as to our safety. However when 
we arrived we were accorded a wonderful reception, the Chap- 
ter having been called off, was called on again. I was introduced 
by R. Ex. Comp. Jamison, and wish to thank him for his per- 
sonal reference to me. The Mark Master Degree was to have 
been worked for my benefit but owing to the lateness it was 
dispensed with. Hugh Murray Chapter are now in their new 
home, which is a credit to the District. The Companions are 
bending every effort to maintain their high standing in Capitu- 
lar Masonry and I wish to compliment them on making this 


change during these times of stress and wish for them con- 
tinued success. 

October 12th. Official visit to Mount Moriah Chapter, 
St. Catharines. I was introduced by R. Ex. Comp A. E. 
Coombs, G.S.N., and was accorded a splendid reception. The 
Royal Arch Degree was conferred on three candidates in a 
very creditable manner. The attendance was large, many visi- 
tors being present from Niagara Chapter, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 
Mount Moriah Chapter is making real progress. 

October 19th. Official visit to McCallum Chapter, Dunns- 
ville. I was introduced by R. Ex. Comp. Parks. The Most Ex- 
cellent Masters Degree was exemplified in a creditable manner. 
This Chapter is showing much activity, have a fine hall and 
members are working together. 

November 5th. Official visit to Smithville Chapter, Smith- 
ville. I was introduced by R. Ex. Comp. Patterson. This being 
election meeting a new staff of officers were elected and all 
present pledged to rally round their new officers. The Royal 
Arch Degree was conferred in a very able manner. 

November 28th. Official visit to Wilson Chanter, Wel- 
land, my own Chapter. I was introduced by R. Ex. Comps. 
Holstock and Allen. My reception will long be remembered. 
There was a large attendance of visiting Companions. Officers 
were elected after which Chapter was called off and the Mark 
Master Degree was exemplified in a creditable manner. Scribe 
E. Comp. George Wells was again elected to serve , his 33rd 
term. Willson Chapter is fortunate in retaining his services. 
Our Order is indebted to veterans such as him. 

December 3rd. Official visit to Grimsby Chapter, Grimsby. 
The officers of Smithville Chapter were present to be installed. 
A joint installation took place, the Grand Superintendent being 
Installing Z. Grimsby Chapter is to be commended on their 
fine hall, furniture and efficiency of their officers and members. 

In conclusion I find that Capitulary Masonry in this Dis- 
trict is striving hard to maintain the high level set by their 
predecessors. In times of stress it is encouraging to find 
enthusiastic workers. I wish to commend the Scribes E. of this 
District for their efforts both in and out of the Chapters. 

Capitular Masonry is in good hands in District No. 7. I 
wish to thank the officers and members of Willson Chapter for 
their loyal support and to the District for the confidence placed 
in me and for the many kindnesses shown, and to my successor 
I wish for him every success. Respectfully submitted, 

James Gothard, 
Grand Superintendent, Niagara District, No. 7. 



To the Most Excellent, the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 
It affords me genuine pleasure to submit for your consider- 
ation my annual statistical statement and I regret exceedingly 
that circumstances have not permitted me to make the facts 
and figures contained in the Constituent Chapter reports and 
my summary of a more pleasing nature. 

Allow me to express my deepest heart-felt thanks for the 
high honour conferred on me by the Excellent Companions of 
District No. 8 in unanimously electing me to the high office 
of Grand Superintendent, and to the Most Excellent, the Grand 
First Principal, for the confirmation of same. It has been a 
great pleasure to me to have had the opportunity to serve the 
District as representative of the Grand Z., and I regret that, 
owing to my daily avocation as a fairly busy country prac- 
titioner, I was unable to visit the various Chapters as often as 
I had desired. 

My first official act was the appointment of Ex. Comp. 0. 
C. James as District Secretary, and I am happy to say that my 
appointee was all that could have Ibeen desired. His work at 
all times was characterized by cheerful co-operation, unfailing 
courtesy and efficiency, and to him I tender my most grateful 

During my term of office I have been blessed and assisted 
to the full by the kindly thoughts and actions of many of my 
predecessors in office, and especially to R. Ex. Comp. H. H. 
Lang, I owe much for his paternal watch over me and his ever- 
abiding support and counsel. R. Ex. Comp. Morgan R. Grif- 
fiths and many other Grand Chapter officers have given me 
wonderful assistance and encouragement, and to them and to 
the many faithful Past Principals of my Mother Chapter — 
Victoria No. 205 — who accompanied me on all my official in- 
spections, I tender my most sincere gratitude. R. Ex. Comp. 
John Davidson, Grand Superintendent of Toronto West Dis- 
trict, No. 8, was perfection personified in assisting me to wel- 
come the Grand First Principal when he visited District No. 
8, and for many courtesies and kindnesses extended to me dur- 
ing the year by R. Ex. Comp. John Davidson I am truly 

The Toronto Royal Arch Masons Welfare Committee car- 
ried on most successfully throughout the year under the able 
direction of Ex. Comp. W. S. M. Enouy and W. E. Gardner, 


Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer respectively, and the fol- 
lowing is a summary of the year's activities : 

General Committee of 34 members held 8 meetings — aver- 
age attendance 18. 

Executive Committee of 15 members held 8 meetings — 
average attendance 12. 

10 trips averaging 110 miles return were made to Jack- 
son's Point. 

17 automobiles comprised the average cavalcade. 

390 mothers, children and assistants were transported both 

$1,000-$1,200 was the practical saving to the Samaritan 
Club, allowing them this fund for other necessary expendi- 

It is the considered opinion of many of the stalwarts of the 
two Toronto Districts that this work is but a beginning of 
future activities that will repay to others and to ourselves, to 
the Grand Chapter and the constituent Chapters, many, many 
dividends of good deeds well done, of health and happiness 
given to others and genuine satisfaction to the Companions 
generally of having done some useful acts of kindness to those 
who, being less fortunate, are very deserving and appreciative. 
This noble work also affords great opportunity for the inter- 
mingling of the two Toronto Districts, a fact that will continue 
te cement the blessed "tie that binds". 

During the year just closed 39 Companions of District No. 
8 passed to the Grand Chapter above. They are sadly missed, 
their labour is ended, they have entered into rest. I officially 
represented the Grand Z. at the Masonic Funeral given to our 
late R. Ex. Companion, Dr. W. A. Mathieson, my immediate 
predecessor in office, who suddenly passed away Sept. 13th. 

The year had its outstanding events, the first one being 
the Annual Irish Night of The Saint Patrick Chapter on 
March 17th, when 475 members and visitors from the East and 
the West, from the North, even to the land of the great Re- 
public south of us, from Quebec and Manitoba, joined with that 
famous Chapter to do honour to the memory of their Patron 

May 3rd was the 60th anniversary of Doric Chapter, No. 
60, at Newmarket, and we had the pleasure of welcoming Most 
Excellent Companion Cowan at that unique function, and again 
we had the honour on October 10th when Beaver Chapter, No. 
225, held their annual Grand Chapter and Past Principals' 
Night when 36 Grand Chapter officers, present and past, gath- 


ered to assist Beaver Chapter to welcome our Grand First 
Principal. The Past Principals of this virile enthusiastic 
Chapter conferred the Holy Royal Arch Degree in a most 
pleasing manner, and Beaver Chapter that night elected the 
Grand Z an honorary member of their Chapter with full privi- 

"I'm not the man to say that failure's sweet, 
Nor tell a chap to laugh when things go wrong, 
I know it hurts to have to take defeat 
An' no one likes to lose before a throng ; 
It isn't very pleasant not to win 
When you have done the very best you could ; 
But if you're down, get up an' buckle in — 
A lickin' often does a fellow good." 

— Edgar A. Guest. 

This verse gave me an idea on taking office as District 
Superintendent, and on studying the data given to me re the 
condition of the Constituent Chapters I concluded that, through 
no fault of any one other than "the times," I had received "a 
sick district", not too seriously ill, but certainly "below par", 
and I endeavoured to "treat" it as a physician would treat a 
private patient under similar circumstances. I therefore ad- 
dressed all the Chapters during the early part of the year with 
the following remarks, and, thinking that some other District 
might possibly be ailing at some time, I gladly offer this free 
advice, knowing it to be serviceable and useful. My condensed 
summary referring to District No. 8 is listed as you would list 
a case history of a patient under the following headings: 1, 
Complaint. 2, Examination. 3, Diagnosis. 4, Treatment. 5, 

Complaint (a serious one). 

1. Loss of 1047 members in the Grand Jurisdiction in 1933. 

2. Decrease in attendance at regular convocations. 

3. Chapter lassitude and inertia and loss of interest. 

4. Progressive increasing loss of membership — Jurisdic- 
tion net loss 1932, 4.58% ; 1933, 4.76%. Toronto No. 8, net loss 
1932, 6.70% ; 1933, 5.79%. 

Examination (short and to the point) : 

1. Jurisdiction loss has been increasing during last two 

2. District No. 8 showed a decrease in their loss-ratio. 

3. Attendance in city Chapters averages 16%, in country 


4. In 1933 rural Chapters in this District showed a net 
loss of .3%. 

5. City Chapters showed a net loss of 6.55%, or twenty 
times more than the country ratio. 

Diagnosis (ibad news for the patient) : 

Convocations, in many Chapters, are not so attractive and 
interesting as to compete with outside attractions; business 
sessions are prolonged ; initiations are scarce ; service and wel- 
fare work are partly neglected; fraternizing and fellowship 
could be improved, etc., etc. All of these conditions tend to- 
ward loss of interest and decrease in attendance, leading to 
unpaid dues and suspensions and loss of membership. 
Treatment (some of the medicine is bitter, some less bitter) : 

1. Few men will continue to pay their dues for that in 
which they are not presently interested, therefore make our 
convocations so bright and interesting that Companions will 
count it an evening lost if they are absent. 

2. Open on time — conduct the business with despatch, keep 
your officers "on their toes" and not your visitors "on theirs" 
for one-half to three-quarters of an hour. 

3. Detail committees for specific purposes, have all con- 
tentious questions settled in committee, and have their report 
presented in writing to expedite the business without any 
detraction from its value. 

4. Organize decree teams to present some of the floor work, 
organize if possible a choir, an orchestra, a historical night, 
amateurs' night, Past Principals' night, etc. 

5. Form a research club to present findings or lectures on 
nights when there is no degree work. Profit will accrue to 
the research students, pleasure will be had by the audience. 
The Toronto Masonic Library, 888 Yonge St., with its refer- 
ence and circulating sections, is a wonderful mine of informa- 
tion on all Masonic subjects. 

6. Develop any latent talent in your members, improve the 
fraternal activities, always have a social half-hour after your 
convocations without any unnecessary expense. 

7. Support present welfare work, initiate new avenues for 
service which gives its own reward and stimulates new interest 
in a more active Chapter membership. 

8. "Let's get acquainted" should be your password for the 
next six months ; visit in other Chapters and fraternize in other 
districts ; be a big brother to some other Chapter. 

9. Give an attendance prize for the best record among youi 


sidabenchers for the next six months ; after the Masonic fires 
have been re-kindled they will attend for years. 

10. Visit the absentees — inquiry will show that many do 
not know how to get in or how to act after getting in. 

11. Have some qualified Companion visit your symbolic 
lodges, suggest the beauties of the several degrees ; many can 
assume the financial responsibility and much good material 
can be obtained. The Grand First Principal does not advocate 
a too strenuous canvass. 

12. Remember it is more important to retain a good mem- 
ber than to obtain a new one ; have some interested Companion 
interview a member re his unpaid dues, remit them, or waive 
them if necessary, if that is the deterrent to him from assum- 
ing his Chapter attendance, work and service. 

Prognosis (What about the outlook?) ; 

If we scrap the old slogans "Let George do it" and "Some- 
thing must be done," and adopt a new "Stem the tide and press 
on," I feel sure we can by a little thought, a little patience, a 
little time, and a great deal of co-operation, accomplish much 
this year for R.A.M. in District No. 8, acknowledged by all 
to be the best in the whole jurisdiction, and we will surely 
show the way to the 17 Districts and the Yukon, and show 
Grand Chapter at the next Convocation a very decided and 
much-desired improvement. 

I feel the officers of our Chapters, as perhaps never before, 
should be alive to the responsibility that is theirs, in making 
their Chapters a success. Companions can assist by whole- 
hearted and cheerful co-operation and in this respect we are 
all very much like donkeys because we cannot pull when we 
are kicking and we cannot kick when we are pulling. 

In conclusion, might I suggest, as has been suggested be- 
fore, that the District and the Grand Jurisdiction might con 
sider the advisability of (a) amalgamation of Chapters where 
indicated for several reasons; (b) enlargement of welfare or 
service work; (c) convocation of Grand Chapter at a more 
seasonable time than February. 

And my one final word to the Principals, Past Principals, 
Officers and Companions of the Chapters of District No. 8, is 
"Thank you" for all that you have done for me, and my sin- 
cerest wish is that you and your Chapters will go on in the 
future to greater glory and success. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

Carl E. Hill, M.D., 
Grand-Supt., Toronto District, No. 8. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 

of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada : 

I have the honour to submit for your consideration my re- 
port on the condition of Capitulary Masonry in Toronto West 
District for the term 1934. 

At the outset, I wish to take this opportunity of expressing 
my appreciation of the honour conferred on me by the Ruling 
and Past Principals of Toronto West District, who so kindly 
elected me to the office of Grand Superintendent, and to the 
Most Excellent the Grand First Principal for his ratification of 
the choice of the delegates of the District. 

My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. C. R. Magee 
(a Past Principal of Peel Chapter) as District Secretary, who 
throughout the term has been faithful to his duties in so far 
as his health would permit. In his absence, however, I have 
been most ably supported by R. Ex. Comp. R. V. Conover (a 
Past Grand Scribe N.) acting in the capacity of District Secre- 
tary as well as accompanying me on many fraternal visits and 
assisting at various installations. 

Since brevity seems to be the order of the day I shall not 
attempt to report on each Chapter separately having already 
submitted to the Grand Scribe E. individual reports according 
to the prescribed forms sent out by Grand Chapter. 

My official visits to the Chapters of the District were made 
under a pre-arranged schedule, completed without change as 
follows: — 

Antiquity, No. 91, April 3rd. 

Oakwood, No. 233, April 5th. 

King Cyrus, No. 232, April 9th. 

Shekinah, No. 138, April 10th. 

St. Clair, No. 231, April 12th. 

Toronto, No. 185, April 16th. 

Mount Sinai, No. 212, May 1st. 

Port Credit, No. 230, May 4th. 

Humfoer, No. 246, May 18th. 

Ulster, No. 219, June 12th. 

Mimico, No. 215, October 3rd. 

Occident, No. 77, October 12th. 

Lebanon, No. 220, October 17th. 

Peel, No. 195, November 5th. 

On the occasion of each visit it was my privilege to see one 
of the degrees exemplified (mostly the Holy Royal Arch). 


The work as put on by the officers of the various Chapters was 
very good and given in a most impressive manner, thus prov- 
ing that interest in Capitular Masonry is not waning but 
rather that the officers of every Chapter are striving to exem- 
plify the work in a manner that would most impress upon the 
mind of the candidate the beautiful lessons taught in every 
degree of Royal Arch Masonry. 

The District Secretary reports the books of the Chapters 
in excellent shape. Registers properly signed and the books 
of marks up to date ; also that most Chapters have or are pre- 
paring a register of rituals. 

We still have with us the serious problem of outstanding 
dues, and I am pleased to be able to report that conditions 
along these lines are showing some signs of improvement, and 
that the Chapters are dealing with the situation in the manner 
suggested by the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal in 
so far as expulsion for non-payment of dues is concerned. 
There is no doubt that every consideration should be shown 
to those who are unaible to pay, and we should practice the 
charity which we teach; but I am of the opinion that strict 
action should be taken against those who are careless and 
neglicent in their financial duties, and no member who is able 
to pay should be carried indefinitely on the books of the Chap- 
ter. In many cases the Companions to whom the most leniency 
has been shown take the least interest in the affairs of their 

It is a pleasure to compliment all the Chapters on the un- 
selfish interest of their Scribe E. They are without exception 
not only prompt with their correspondence but devoted to their 
work. Their books are models of neatness and accuracy. 

I am delighted to report that on my official visits to the 
Chapters of the District a deep sense of loyalty was at all 
times shown by the Companions to Grand Chapter by the most 
cordial and enthusiastic welcome extended to me as representa- 
tive of the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal. I was 
also very keenly impressed by the loyalty of the Past Princi- 
pals, which speaks well for the interest they have in Capitular 
Masonry. I was very much encouraged also by the loyal sup- 
port which the Ruling Principals gave me in their attendance 
in large numbers at all of my inspections. 

Harmony and unanimity seems to have reigned during my 
term of office. No requests have been unheeded ; no suggestions 
resented. Courtesy and the spirit of Companionship have 
marked my association throughout the District. Now that we 


have come to the end of the Chapter year I hope that the 
Companions of the District will feel that I have, in some meas- 
ure, endeavoured to fulfil the duties Which my position en- 

Throughout the year I have endeavoured to impress upon 
the Officers and Companions of all the Chapters the importance 
of a deeper knowledge of Masonry, not merely the accurate 
rendering of the Ritual which is, after all, but the introduction 
to the study and investigation of the sublime ceremonies and 
mysteries which are secreted in the symbols. I have also tried 
to impress upon the Companions the need of true companion- 
ship and the opportunity that is ours during these times of dis- 
tress to put into practice some of that Charity which we teach. 

I believe the outstanding activity of the two Toronto Dis- 
tricts has been the work of the Welfare Committee under the 
leadership of Ex. Comp. Enouy as Chairman, and Ex. Comp. 
Gardner as Sec.-Treas. I wish to congratulate the Committee 
and all those who made it possible for them to carry out their 
programme. I am sure this year's efforts have exceeded that 
of last year, and I hope the Grand Chapter at its next Convoca- 
tion will put a stamp of official recognition on the worthy work 
of the Welfare Committee. 

In the discharge of my duties in Toronto West District it 
it was also my good fortune to visit several Chapters of the 
East District with Right Ex. Comp. Dr. Hill on occasions of 
inspections of Chapters and installation of officers. It was a 
privilege and honour for me to inspect Victoria Chapter, No. 
205, Thornhill for Right. Ex. Comp. Dr. Hill, who kindly 
inspected Peel Chapter for me, and I was very pleased to be 
associated with one who takes such a deep interest in Royal 
Arch Masonry, and who has won the respect and affection of 
all the Companions with whom he has come in contact. 

There were three outstanding events of the year at which 
we were honoured by a visit from the Grand First Principal, 
Most Ex. Comp. Cowan, namely : — 

Occident Chapter — Indian Night. 

Mount Sinai Chapter — Inspection Night. 

Beaver Chapter — Grand Chapter Night. 

On each occasion wonderful programmes were arranged and 
lovely banquets served, and Most Ex. Comp. Cowan delivered 
interesting addresses to the Companions assembled It was 
at Beaver Chapter that we learned with regret from Most Ex. 
Comp. Cowan that owing to failing health he had made up his 
mind to retire from office at the end of this Masonic year. 


The G. G. 0. T. U. has been pleased during the year to call a 
a number of faithful workers to their reward, and we mourn 
the loss of those who have answered the call. May I mention 
particularly Right Ex. Comp. Dr. Mathieson, and Right Ex. 
Comp. Dan Markham. The untimely and sudden death of those 
two Companions was a tremendous shock to the Toronto Dis- 
tricts where they were so well known and beloved by their 

I desire to record my grateful appreciation to those who 
have make my task the lighter by their companionship, help- 
ful counsel, and loyal support on my happy fraternal visits. 
One cannot be insensible to the countless acts of kindness 
shown by all ranks of our fraternity. Everywhere the strong 
clasp of welcome, the hearty word of cheer and the vivid table 
of happiness — it would be more than memory could do to re- 
count them all in detail. But I do wish all my good friends and 
Companions to receive from me here and now my heartfelt 
thanks. May these old and new friendships remain constant 
and true. I would like to mention Right Ex. Comps. Dr. Hill, 
E. A. Snell, J. A. Burnett, A. Art Gray, Morgan Griffiths, W. 
J Armstrong:, H. H. Lang, A. E. Bryson, J. J. Shelley, J. W. 
Lawrence, W. J. Lake, R. V. Conover; Very Ex. Comps E. J. 
Luttrell, James Herriott, J. W. Woodland, Dr. W. Scott, E. 
Reid, A. E. Kitchen, R. Shriner, Fred Power, R. H. Dee and 
many others. 

Finally may I say that with the new officers installed for 
1935 I feel confident that the Chapters of the District are in 
capable hands, and now that we have some signs of returning 
prosperity we may look forward to the future with a degree 
of optimism. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

John Davidson, 
Grand Superintendent Toronto West District 8 A, 

Toronto, Ont. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada : 

I have the honour to submit for your consideration my 
report on the condition of Capitular Masonry in Georgian Dis- 
trict, No. 9, for the year 1934. 

First, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the Dis- 
trict in general for the honour of holding this high and respon- 
sible office which was given to me by acclamation at Brock- 
ville and also to express my sincere thanks to the Most Excel- 
lent Grand First Principal, Most Ex. Camp, Alex Cowan, for 
confirming the same. 

My first official act was to appoint Ex. Comp. H. C. Irwin 
of Georgian Chapter, No. 56, as District Secretary, and I am 
very much indebted to him for assistance rendered, both in 
clerical and in examining the books and records of the various 
Chapters I had the pleasure of visiting during my term of 

I also appointed Ex. Comp. E. A. Dobson of Georgian Chap- 
ter, No. 56, of Owen Sound, as District Chaplain. 

During my term of office I have visited each Chapter, ac- 
companied by the District Secretary with the exception of 
Grand River Chapter, No. 70, Bracebridge. 

Official visits were made to the various Chapters as fol- 

Amabel, No. 131, Wiarton, May 3rd. 

Couchiching, No. 198, Orillia, May 11th. 

Manitou, No. 27, Collingwood, May 25th. 

MacPherson, No. 86, Meaford, May 31st. 

Signet, No. 34, Barrie, June 12th. 

Kichikewana, No. 56, Owen Sound, November 20th. 

Georgian, No. 56, Owen Sound, November 20th. 

In my visits, accompanied in every case by my District 
Secretary and in most cases by other Companions of my own 
Chapter, we were most cordially received and welcomed. 

I did not have the pleasure of witnessing degree work on 
all my visits but the Chapters that did have work to confer 
exemplified it in a most exemplary manner giving evidence of 
the anxiety of the various officers to do their work in the very 
best manner possible 

Amabel Chapter, No. 131, Wiarton. — On May 3rd, accom- 
panied by a number of Companions from Georgian Chapter, I 


paid my first official visit to this Chapter and was very warmly 
received iby the officers and Companions there. 

The Ex. First Principal was absent, being at that time 
actively engaged in the heat of an election campaign of which 
he was subsequently elected. 

I was introduced by R. Ex. Comp. Foster and a very kind 
reception and welcome was extended to me by Ex. Comp. 
Dobson, acting Ex. First Principal. 

We did not have the pleasure of witnessing a degree, there 
being no work. 

The financial condition of this Chapter is good and the 
books and records are in excellent shape. 

At the close of the Chapter we enjoyed light refreshments 
and had a most enjoyable and profitable evening. 

The prospects of this Chapter are fair, being under con- 
siderable handicap during the summer months as a number 
of their members are sailors and are necessarily away during 
that time. 

They are already showing signs of activity as at their last 
Chapter Convocation they put on the Mark Master Masons 

On May 20th this Chapter attended Divine Service in St. 
Paul's Presbyterian Church when an excellent Masonic sermon 
was preached by Ex. Comp. J. V. Mills, who is now Ex. Third 
Principal of this Chapter. He was assisted by members of 
this Chapter, Georgian Chapter, Owen Sound and Chantry 
Chapter, Southampton. 

Couchiching Chapter, No. 198, Orillia. — I visited this 
Chapter on May 11th and was most cordially received by Ex. 
Comp. Gardiner, being introduced by R. Ex. Comp. D. C. 

At this Chapter they conferred the Mark Master Masons' 
Degree in a most satisfactory manner. The Degree was the 
most impressive I had the pleasure of witnessing during my 

The books are kept in a first class condition and this Chap- 
ter is to be congratulated on their efficient Scribe E. 

With return of normal conditions this Chapter will be one 
of the foremost to forge ahead, owing to the well preserved 
organization and interest displayed by the Officers and Com- 

At the close we repaired to the banquet hall where a splen- 
did time was enjoyed and interesting addresses were given by 


R. Ex. Comp. R. D. Keefe of Kichikewana Chapter, and other 

Manitou Chapter, No. 27, Collingwood — I had the 
pleasure of visiting this Chapter on May 25th, accompanied by 
my District Secretary and other Companions of Georgian 
Chapter and was most cordially received by Ex. Comp. C. A. 

The Mark Master Masons Degree was exemplified in a very 
satisfactory manner by the regular officers of the Chapter and 
could not fail to make a very good and lasting impression on 
the candidate. 

The books are kept in an excellent manner, reflecting great 
credit on the Scribe E. 

This Chapter, like AmaJbel Chapter, enjoys its greatest 
activity during the winter months as a number of its members 
are sailors and are away during the summer. 

MacPherson Chapter, No. 86, Meaford. — I visited this 
Chapter on May 31st, accompanied by District Secretary Ex. 
Comp. H. C. Irwin, and other Companions of Georgian Chapter 
and was accorded a very warm reception by Ex. Comp. P. S. 
Vradenburg, being introduced by R. Ex. Comp. A. G. Bright. 

There was no degree conferred, this Chapter having a very 
limited territory to draw from. A unique event Was the pre- 
sentation to the Chapter of a silver mounted keystone made 
from rock from the quarries of King Solomon by R. Ex. Comp. 

The books of the Chapter are kept in a very satisfactory 
manner by the Scribe E. and the Chapter is to be congratu- 
lated in its choice of Officers and Past Principals who are 
largely responsible for carrying on the Chapter. 

At the conclusion of the Chapter there was an excellent 
lunch prepared of which all the Companions enjoyed and a 
very pleasant and, I believe, profitable evening was spent to- 

Signet Chapter, No. 34, Barrie — I paid my official visit 
to this Chapter on June 12th. I received a very cordial recep- 
tion by the Officers and Companions. 

Most Ex. Comp. Cowan, Grand Z., was. present at this, his 
mother Chapter, on this occasion. 

The Holy Royal Arch Degree was conferred in a very satis- 
factory manner, indicating that the Officers are taking a real 
interest in their work and are anxious to put it on in an im- 
pressive manner. 


Several of the Companions delivered speeches in the Chap- 
ter, among them Most. Ex. Comp. Cowan and R. Ex. Comp. 
R. D. Keefe of Kichikewana Chapter, Midland. 

The books of the Scribe E. are kept in good shap« and up 
to the minute in every respect. 

At the conclusion of the Chapter the Companions repaired 
to the banquet hall and enjoyed refreshments. 

Kichikewana Chapter, No. 167, Midland I visited 

this Chapter accompanied by my District Secretary and other 
Companions from my own Chapter on June 22nd. 

This is one of the youngest Chapters in the District and 
one of the most energetic. I received a most warm and cordial 
reception, being introduced by R. Ex. Comp. R. D. Keefe, and 
had the pleasure of witnessing the Royal Arch Degree in a 
faultless manner. The work was perfect, indicating the in- 
terest and enthusiasm of its officers. 

Scribe E., R. Ex. Comp. R. D. Keefe, keeps the books of 
this Chapter in excellent condition. 

At the conclusion of the Chapter we repaired to the ban- 
quet hall where a very pleasant hour was spent around the 
festive board, followed by interesting speeches and talks on 

Georgian Chapter, No. 56, Owen Sound I visited this, 

my mother Chapter, on November 20th, being introduced by 
R. Ex. Comp. D. R. Dobie and warmly welcomed h} Ex. Comp. 
J. B. C. Runnings and Companions. 

There was no work conferred but we enjoyed a real heart 
to heart talk after which the Chapter was closed and we re- 
paired to the banquet hall where a lunch had been prepared 
and was enjoyed by all, followed by short speeches from a 
number of the Companions. 

Scribe E., Comp. Atkey, has the books of the Chapter in 
good condition and there are prospects of gaining some new 
members in the very near future. 

During my official term I have found that any Chapters 
having work to do are doing it in very strict accordance to 
the Ritual. That there has been a regrettable decrease in 
membership and owing no doubt to the stress of the times, 
the outstanding dues have soared to large sums. 

We held a district reception and banquet in Collingwood for 
our Most Excellent Grand First Principal Cowan on October 
19th, at which every Chapter in the District was represented 
with the exception of Amabel Chapter. 


There were over one hundred present and I ibelieve con- 
siderable good will result from such a get-together. 

In conclusion, I wish to express my sincere thanks to the 
Ruling Principals of this District who have so willingly en- 
deavoured to assist me in the discharge of my duties and also 
to express my appreciation for the honour conferred on me. 

My term of office has been a pleasant one and I bespeak for 
my successor the same kindly feeling and co-operation. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

E. L. Vanstone, 
Grand Superintendent, Georgian District, No. 9. 

Owen Sound, January 8th, 1935. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 

of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada : 

In accordance with established custom I respectfully sub- 
mit this report of Ontario District No. 10 for your considera- 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., who confirmed my 
election, and the Ex. Principals who elected me as Grand 
Superintendent of this District, I am sincerely grateful for the 
work has proved very interesting and pleasant. 

As details of each Chapter appeared in the separate re- 
ports of the several visits made, this will be chiefly in the form 
of a general summary. Loyalty to Grand Chapter was every- 
where manifested and suitably expressed. Interest in Capit- 
ular Masonry was shown by the energy, fidelity and self-sacri- 
fice of the Officers and Companions of the several Chapters. 
The attendance at official visits was fair, the reception hearty, 
the enthusiasm unbounded, and the hospitality liberal. The 
harmony and co-operation among officers and Companions im- 
pressed me very forcibly and favorably. In general the Chap- 
ters expect greater prosperity in the near future, and the zeal 
and proficiency of the officers in the Ritual is a proof of their 
optimism. As a Degree was conferred in almost every Chap- 
ter this proficiency was very evident. 

The Chapter rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean; 
the equipment fairly complete and well cared for ; the records 
carefully and fully made. Many Past Principals were present, 
and it was most gratifying to note their assistance to the 
Officers, and their interest in subjects under discussion. Where 
this spirit existed, the Chapters seemed very energetic and 

My initial message to the Chapters requested each to invite 
their two neighbours to visit them, and confer or demonstrate 
a Degree, and offering to return the visit. A least seven such 
visits were made during the year, creating considerable en- 
thusiasm, and stimulating both proficiency in Ritual and also 

Among the events where I was an honoured guest were 
the following: The anniversary celebration of Ionic Chapter 
for March 17th ; an interesting lecture by Ex. Comp. Moull, of 
Toronto, in Pentalpha Chapter, April 3rd, on The Symbolism 
of Royal Arch Masonry; Special Service for Palestine Chapter 
in St. John's Church, where I delivered the address by request ; 


and the annual turkey supper given by St John's Chapter, 
November 23rd. 

It is with great regret that we record the loss sustained 
by St. Andrew's Chapter, Havelock, when their rooms and 
equipment were burned, with very little insurance thereon. 
But their zeal and enthusiasm are still evident, and they hope 
to carry on inspite of disadvantages. 

To the Most. Ex. Grand Scribe E. for his ready and kindly 
assistance, and the Chapters and officers for their hearty recep- 
tion, hospitality and appreciation, I hereby express my sincere 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

Thomas McKim, 
Grand Superintendent, Ontario District, No. 10. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada : 

I have the honour to sulbmit my report as Grand Superin- 
tendent for Prince Edward District, No. 11, for the year 1934. 

First, I once more wish to thank the Companions of the 
District for the honour conferred upon me when I was elected 
to this honourable position and to express my appreciation of 
the support I received from members of the different Chapters, 
particularly do I wish to mention R. Ex. Comp. F. S. Dure, 
Immediate Past Grand Superintendent, who accompanied me 
on all but one of my official visits. 

I appointed Ex. Comp. Frank C. Gerrow as District Secre- 
tary for the year. 

In all my official visits I was received with honour, cour- 
tesy and kindness. All Chapters had candidates waiting for 
degrees. Particularly is this true of Prince Edward Chapter 
of Picton, who have received eleven applications and initiated 
ten, which is a good omen, yet we must face the issue that the 
attendance at our monthly meetings is not as large as it should 
be. This applies to nearly all Chapters. 

The records and books in all Chapters were well kept, and 
a spirit of good will and harmony was evident in all places. 

I had the privilege during the year to accompany Prince 
Edward Chapter of Picton to Ancient Frontenac and Catara- 
qui Chapter, No. 1, Kingston, in District No. 12, in April, and 
also to be present at the return visit in Picton in October. 

During the year two church services were held. The first 
under the auspices of Quinte Friendship Chapter, Belleville, in 
June. The other in Madoc in September. Both were well 

Among the R. Ex. Companions accompanying me on my 
visit to Prince Edward Chapter, Picton, were R. Ex. Comp. E. 
J. Walters, R. Ex. Comps Geo. Walters, R. Ex. Comp. C. A. 
Walters, all members of Mount Sinai Chapter and Past Grand 
Superintendents of this District and all sons of the late R. Ex. 
Comp. Jas. Walters, also a Past Grand Superintendent of this 
District and a member of Prince Edward Chapter, which we 
were visiting, a rather unique historical occurrence. 

The last official visit was to my mother Chapter, Mount 
Sinai. During the closing exercises all chairs were filled with 


Past Grand Superintendents, both Districts No. 11 and Dis- 
trict No. 12 being represented. 

All statistical reports are given in the special table. All of 
which is fraternally submitted. 

W. T. Mackenzie, 
Grand Superintendent, Prince Edward District, No. 11. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada :, 

It is with a greal deal of pleasure that I submit to you this 
report on the condition of Capitular Masonry in St. Lawrence 
District, No. 12. In doing so, let me once more express my 
sincere appreciation to the Companions of St. Lawrence Dis- 
trict for electing me to the high and important office of the 
representative of the Grand First Principal in this District, 
and also to the Most Excellent the Grand Z. for confirming my 

Officially, my first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. George 
W. Chapman as my District Secretary. He is well known, and 
has accomplished much in this District for Masonry in general 
and Royal Arch Arch Masonry in particular. 

I must also express my deep appreciation to the Brockville 
Companions, especially to. R. Ex. Comp. George E. Board, 
Grand Principal Sojourner, whose presence and assistance on 
the occasion of my visits, has indeed been invaluable. 

On Sunday, June 10th, under the auspices of Maitland 
Chapter, No. 63, North Augusta, a large number of Compan- 
ions of the St. Lawrence District convened for the purpose of 
attending Divine Service at St. Peter's Anglican Church. Bro. 
J. B. Creeggan, the Rector, assisted by Bro. Rev. Geo. W. 
Dustin, of the United Church, the former delivered a very 
impressive sermon, after which refreshments were served in 
the Assembly Hall of the Temple. 

Sussex No. 59, and St. Lawrence No. 100, Brockville. — 
My first official visit was made in a joint meeting of the two 
Chapters, and were accompanied by Companions from my 
home Chapter, Maitland, also several Companions from Gren- 
ville Chapter, Prescott, were present. The Holy Royal Arch 
Degree was exemplified in a very creditable manner. The 
books of the Scribe E. and Treasurer are in excellent condition 
and well kept. I might add that the financial and auditors' 
report which is issued in booklet with the names of the Com- 
panions in good standing, life and honourary members is some- 
thing that should be adopted by every Chapter. On December 
6th, I assisted in installing the officers for the ensuing year. 

Covenant Chapter, No. 113, Cornwall. May 16th. — This 
Chapter has a splendid set of officers. The Holy Royal Arch De- 
gree was conferred in a creditable manner. Books well kept and 
the Chapter is in good thriving condition. At this meeting a 


fraternal visit was received from several Companions from 
Glengarry Chapter, No. 143, of Maxville, of the Ottawa Dis- 
trict. Following the meeting a social hour in the banquet hall 
brought to a close an evening long to be remembered. I was 
accompanied by V. Ex. Comp. W. H. Wilson, and Ex. Comp. 
G. W. Chapman as well as a large delegation from Brock- 

Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui Chapter, No. 1, 
Kingston, May 30th.. — I was accompanied by Companions 
from my home Chapter with a large delegation from Brock- 
ville, and we witnessed the Holy Royal Arch Degree which was 
exemplified in a most creditable manner, the Historical Lecture 
was ably given by R. Ex. Comp. W. Y. Mills, Grand J. 

Books are well kept and prospects are good in this old 

St. John's Chapter, No, 112, Morrisburg, June 15th. — 
Being accompanied by several of my home Companions and a 
large number from Brockville we were received in royal man- 
ner. There were no degrees conferred. Books are well kept 
in good hands by R. Ex. Comp. W. G. Davy, as Scribe E. 

Maitland Chapter, No. 68, North Augusta, on Septem- 
ber 28th. — This being my home Chapter, there was a large 
delegation of Brockville Companions, and I was well received. 
There were no candidates but I know from experience the First 
Ex. Principal is fully versed with the several degrees. The 
books of the Scribe E., who has held this office for several 
years, are well kept. 

Grenville Chapter, No. 22, Prescott, October 9th. — 
Being accompanied by several of my own Companions as well 
as a large delegation from the two Brockville Chapters. The 
Holy Royal Arch Degree was exemplified in a very creditable 
manner was under the close supervision of R. Ex. Comps. 
Elliott, Fleming and Ault. Books are well kept and in good 
condition. I might also add that I had the opportunity of in- 
stalling the officers at a later meeting, and in doing so I was 
assisted by R. Ex. Comp. George Board, Grand Principal So- 
journer, Ex. Comp. W. H. Smith, Ex. Comp. H. Fulford, and 
Ex. Comp. G. Grothier, of Brockville, as well as the Grenville 

Leeds Chapter, No. 132, Gananoque, November 8th.— 
Along with a number of my own Companions and a large num- 
ber from Brockville, I was received in royal manner and wit- 
nessed the exemplifying of the Mark Master Mason Degree in 


a very creditable manner. Books are well kept and prospects 
look good for the coming year. 

In concluding my report, I feel that most of the Chapters 
in the District are doing very well under the conditions that 
exist. Again thanking the Companions for the honour con- 
ferred on me as the District Superintendent of St. Lawrence 
District, No. 12. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Grand Superintendent, St Lawrence District, No. 12. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada : 
I have the honour and privilege of submitting for your 
approval my Report on the Condition of Capitulary Masonry 
in Ottawa District, No. 13. 

Permit me to express my deep appreciation and sincere 
thanks for the high honour conferred upon me by the Com- 
panions of this District in electing me to the honoured office 
of Grand Superintendent, and to the Officers and Companions 
of the various Chapters for their kind courtesies extended to 
me on the occasion of my official visits. I officially visited every 
Chapter in this District and on each occasion endeavoured to 
perform my duty according to instructions. It has been a 
season, I can truthfully say, fruitful in every respect to myself, 
and one which I shall forever hold in fondest memory, and I 
sincerely trust that my visit with the Companions of the sev- 
eral Chapters may have resulted in some assistance to them 
and in cementing and extending friendships which only time 
will sever. 

The ceremonial work in the District is deserving of the 
highest praise. The Principals and Officers are devoting great 
care and thought to their duties which make the' ceremonies, 
when conferred, very impressive. I wish also to assure you 
that I found on my official visits to the various Chapters that 
the true spirit of Capitular Masonry was known and practised 
and that the Ritualistic Ceremonies were in conformity with 
the prescribed form and usages. 

Carleton Chapter, No. 16, Ottawa. — I paid my official 
visit to this Chapter on March 21st, and was introduced by R. 
Ex. Comp. John Grey and warmly welcomed by Ex. Comp. W. 
B Kelley, Officers and Companions. The work for my super- 
vision was the Mark Master Mason degree, which was done in 
a very efficient manner. V. Ex. Comp Powers is all that can be 
hoped for in a Scribe E. and needless to say, the books of this 
Chapter are in excellent condition. 

Granite Chapter, No. 61, Almonte. — I visited this Chap- 
ter on April 12th and received, a very cordial welcome from 
Ex. Comp. Patterson and his Companions. At this meeting I 
had the honour of taking a team of Royal Arch Masons, who 
are also members of the Scottish Rite, from Ottawa to exem- 
plify the Holy Royal Arch Degree. Companions E. J. Lee 
is a most efficient and painstaking Scribe E. 


St. Francis Chapter, No. 133, Smith's Falls. — I visited 
this Chapter on April 20th and was warmly received by the 
First Principal, Ex. Comp. Dryden and his officers and Com- 
panions. The Mark Master Mason Degree was conferred, and 
with the assistance of such veterans as R. Ex. Comps. J. J. 
Gardiner and A. L. McGregor, the work could not fail to be 
very impressive. This Chapter is fortunate in its Scribe E., 
V. Ex. Comp. T. S. McDonald. 

Maple Chapter, No, 116, Carleton Place. — My official 
visit to this Chapter was made on May 2nd, when I received a 
most cordial welcome from Ex. Comp. W. W. Pollick and his 
officers and Companions. The M. E. M. Degree was conferred 
in a faultless manner. The boo*ks are in excellent condition and 
this Chapter has a most efficient Scribe E. in the person of Ex. 
Comp. Menzies. I was accompanied on this occasion by a large 
delegation, and their presence added greatly to the evening's 

Dochert Chapter, No. 248, Arnprior. — I visited this 
Chapter on May 7th accompanied by a large number of Com- 
panions, and was welcomed by Ex. Comp. F. H. Weldon, Offi- 
cers and Companions. The work of the evening was the con- 
ferring of the Royal Arch Degree which is worthy of special 
mention. It was done with dignity and impressiveness. The 
books are in excellent shape and Comp. H. G. Gardner is a 
very efficient Scribe E. This is the Baby Chapter and is a 
great credit to the District. 

Glengarry Chapter, No. 143, Maxville I visited the 

Companions of this Chapter on May 25th and was welcomed 
by Ex. Comp. R. A. Stewart, Z. There not being any work 
we spent the evening in discussing their difficulties from every 
angle and many suggestions were made for improvement. I 
confidently believe from the interest shown on this occasion 
that the good Companions of this Chapter will yet overcome 
their many difficulties and give a good account of themselves. 

St. John's Chapter, No. 148, Vanleek Hill. — On June 
1st I visited St. John's Chapter and received a real welcome 
from the First Principal, Ex Comp. G. D. Maclntyre, M.D. 
There was a splendid attendance of Companions and the Most 
Excellent Master Degree was conferred for the first time in 
the new ritual. The work was exemplified in a most excellent 
manner. The officers and Companions are very enthusiastic 
and seemed to welcome any suggestions for improvement 
and I am sure this Chapter has every reason to look forward 


to future prosperity. Ex. Comp. A. D. McRae is the genial 
Scribe E. of this Chapter. 

Prince of Wales Chapter, No. 226, Perth. — Accom- 
panied by a large number of Companions I visited this Chapter 
on the 18th of June. We were most cordially received by Ex. 
Comp. Doull and Companions of the Chapter. The degree of 
the Holy Royal Arch was conferred in a very dignified manner. 
As this is the mother Chapter of the. I. P. Grand Superinten- 
dent, R. Ex. Comp. C. M. Forbes, who assisted in the work, it 
could not be other than excellent. The books are in splendid 
shape and the Chapter is fortunate in its Scribe E., Ex. Comp. 
H. A. Dunne. 

Kitchener Chapter, No. 210, Russell. — I visited this 
Chapter on September 7th, in company with a large number 
of Companions from Ottawa who always find a great delight 
in visiting their Companions of Russell. We were right royally 
received and entertained. The officers gave an outstanding 
performance of ability in conferring the Holy Royal Arch de- 
gree. The Principal Sojourner's work was particularly com- 
mendable. The Scribe E., Ex. Comp. A. Walker, is one of the 
pillars of this Chapter, and we hope some day to see him grace 
the office of Grand Superintendent. 

Bonnechere Chapter, No. 114, Renfrew. — On the even- 
ing of September 18th I visited this Chapter. I was extended 
a hearty reception by Ex. Comp. J. Baxter and the Compan- 
ions. There being no degree work the evening was spent in 
instruction. After the close of the Chapter we retired to the 
banquet room where a pleasant time was spent in instructive 
addresses, The books of the Chapter are well kept and are in 
the capable hands of Ex. Comp. Loken, Scribe E. 

Laurentian Chapter, No. 151, Pembroke.— This Chapter 
was visited officially on September 20th. I received a most cor- 
dial reception from Ex. Comp. G. V. Tario and the Companions 
of the Chapter. There was no degree work but the evening 
was well spent in questions and answers on the work of the 
several degrees. Those present appeared very enthusiastic, and 
I feel sure that much good was accomplished. The Chapter is 
well served by its Scribe E., Comp. D. W. Blakely. 

Ottawa Chapter, No. 222, Ottawa I have visited this 

Chapter almost every meeting since I was exalted to the Sup- 
reme degree of the Holy Royal Arch and for many years have 
assisted in all the degrees when they were exemplified, as it is 
my mother Chapter. This Chapter has always been noted for 


its good work. At the regular meeting on March 19th, I had 
the honour of being received as the Grand Superintendent of 
Ottawa District, No 13. I shall always remember with great 
pleasure and satisfaction the kindly words spoken to me on 
that occasion. On October 15th I paid my official visit to this 
my mother Chapter accompanied by a large and distinguished 
delegation. The Most Excellent Master degree was conferred 
by Ex. Comp. S. F. Smith and his officers. Never have I seen 
better work and I am sure the candidates and Companions 
were greatly benefited. Comp. L. McKenna again assisted with 
his splendid singing. Comp. J. M. Montgomery is the genial 
Scribe E. of this Chapter. 

Church Service. — The annual District divine service was 
held at St. George's Anglican Church, Ottawa, on June 24th, 
at 11 a.m., daylight saving time. The arrangements were left 
in the competent hands of R. Ex. Comp. Fred G. Smith, 
P.G.S. There was a large attendance of Past Grand Chapter 
Officers and Companions, who were well repaid by hearing the 
splendid address delivered by the Rector, Ex Comp. H. H. Bed- 
ford-Jones, D.D. Excellent music was rendered by the choir 
for the occasion. 

Chapter of Instruction. — On Wednesday, October 17th, 
a Chapter of Instruction was held under the auspices of Carle- 
ton Chapter, No. 16, and we were honoured by the presence of 
M. E. Comp. Edwin Smith, P.G.Z., Grand Scribe E. The pro- 
ceedings commenced at 2 p.m. when a Lodge of Mark Master 
Masons was opened by Carleton Chapter, Ex. Comp. W. B. 
Kelly presiding. 

The work was splendidly done and called for little Question. 
At 4 o'clock the various chairs were assumed by the officers of 
Ottawa Chapter, No. 222, who conferred the Most Excellent 
Master's degree, under the guidance of Ex. Comp. S. F. Smith, 
Z. The work was done in a faultless manner and made a pro- 
found impression on the candidates and the assembled Com- 
panions The work on the floor was particularly good and gave 
proof of care in every detail. The splendid singing of Comp. 
L. McKenna rounded out this wonderful degree. 

At 6 o'clock a banquet was served to over 100 Companions 
at which the principal event was the toast to Grand Chapter, 
proposed by Ex. Comp. J. L. Steele of Kitchener Chapter, Rus- 
sell, and responded to by M. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith, G.S.E., 
and R. Ex. Comp. J. J. Gardiner, P.G.S.N. 

We also were favoured with the attendance of Comp. W. C. 
N. Marriott, D.D.G.M. of the Ottawa Masonic District, who 


responded to the toast of the visitors. The Chapter was re- 
sumed at 8 o'clock with the Companions of Kitchener Chapter 
of Russell in the chairs, Ex. Comp. Pescod, I.P.Z. as First 

The Supreme Degree of the Holy Royal Arch was conferred 
in a most impressive manner. The Companions carried away 
much in which to enthuse. Each degree was followed by ques- 
tions and answers and we are greatly indebted to M. Ex. Comp. 
Smith, who assisted in this valuable piece of instruction. 

I wish to thank the various Chapters who participated in 
the work, and R. Ex. Comp Fred G. Smith, P.G. Supt. for his 
services as Director of Ceremonies. Ex. Comp. L. N. Wadlin 
is also deserving of thanks, as he had complete charge of the 
banquet arrangements. 

Installations. — It was my privilege to take an active 
part in the installation of officers for 1935 in three Chapters. 
On December 13th I was installing Z. for Granite Chapter, No. 
61 Almonte. I was accompanied and assisted by R. Ex. Comp. 
Fred G. Smith, of Carleton Chapter, and V. Ex. Comp. John 
Anderson of Ottawa Chapter. The reception accorded me on 
this occasion was of the same high standard always observed 
by the Companions of Almonte. 

On December 17th, assisted by the same two Companions, 
I installed the officers of my mother Chapter, Ottawa, No. 222. 
On December 19th it was my privilege to assist in the installa- 
tion of the Officers of Carleton Chapter, No. 16, and while R. 
Ex. Comp. Fred G. Smith was the Installing Z., a generous por- 
tion of the evening's proceedings were given to the Grand 
Superintendent. It was also my great privilege to present a 
Past Z's Jewel to the retiring First Principal, Ex. Comp. W. B. 

In conclusion I am glad to report that throughout the Dis- 
trict I have found the greatest harmony prevailing and that all 
the Chapters are well quartered and equipped for working the 

I desire also to thank all those who have assisted me in the 
discharge of my duties. To R. Ex. Comp. Forbes, I.P.G.S., R. 
Ex. Comp. J. J. Gardiner, the very efficient District Secretary, 
M. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith, G.S.E., for his assistance and 
advice so freely given at all times ; the Officers and Companions 
of the two Ottawa Chapters, those Companions who accom- 
panied me on so many enjoyable occasions; to Comp. Norman 
Saulter ; to R. Ex. Comp. W. E. Gowiing, who so kindly placed 
the services of himself and staff at my disposal; to R. Ex. 


Comp. Fred G. Smith, on whom I have never called in vain 
and who has been a tower of strength to me during the entire 
year, and most of all to Ex. Comp. S. F. Smith who has been my 
most severe critic and closest Companion, who has looked after 
my welfare and comfort on so many of my official visits in 
such a thoroughly efficient manner and whose kindness has 
done so much to make this year for me a memorable one. All 
of which is respectfully submitted. 

Yours fraternally, 

James T. Jackson, 
Grand Superintendent, Ottawa District, No. 13. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada: 

In submitting my report on the condition of Capitular Mas- 
onry in Algoma District, No. 14, for the year 1934, I desire 
to express to the Chapters in the District my appreciation of 
the honour they bestowed in electing me to the office of Grand 
Superintendent, and for the cordial courtesy and co-operation 
they have given to me throughout my term of office. My visits 
to the various Chapters in the district have been most encour- 
aging, and I shall long treasure the good fellowship by the 
Officers and Companions both within and without the various 

Golden Chapter, No. 90, Kenora. — Having on account of 
illness been unable to attend the annual Convocation of Grand 
Chapter, I was duly installed into my office as Grand Superin- 
tendent by R. Ex. Comp. H. S. Galloway at a regular Convoca- 
tion of Golden Chapter, following which, as my first official 
act, I had the honour of presenting to R. Ex. Comp. John 
Brenchley a long service jewel which had been conferred on 
him by the Most. Ex.- Grand Z. 

My first official visit was made to this my adopted mother 
Chapter on October 19th, where I was formally introduced and 
received with Grand Honours. At this Convocation the Mark 
Master Mason degree was conferred in an able manner on an 
excellent class of candidates. Under the energetic leadership of 
Ex. Comp. E. C. Popham, ably assisted by his officers, Golden 
Chapter has made healthy progress. The records of the Chap- 
ter, under the faithful and efficient care of R. Ex. Comp. H. S. 
Galloway, were found in excellent condition. The prospects 
of Golden Chapter are very promising. 

Alberton Chapter, No. 152, Fort Frances. — On Novem- 
ber 13th I made my official visit to Alberton Chapter where 
I was presented by R. Ex. Comp. N. S. Marsh, and duly and 
formally welcomed by Ex. Comp. J. W. Skrief , Z., who with his 
officers exemplified in an able and dignified manner the Most 
Excellent Masters degree, following which the officers for the 
ensuing year were elected. 

After addressing the Companions it was my privilege and 
pleasure to present to V. Ex. Comp. W. P. Pilkey, on behalf 
of Alberton Chapter, the regalia of his office as Grand Master 
of the Second Veil, which was by the V. E. Companion acknow- 
ledged in a fitting and inspiring manner. 


I found the records of this Chapter under the efficient care 
of Comp. J. R. Angus in splendid condition, which with an in- 
terested body of Companions augers well for the future 

Atwood Chapter, No. 149, Rainy River. — On November 
15th it was an especial pleasure to visit Atwood Chapter, where 
a number of years ago I was received, advanced and exalted 
to the degree of the Holy Royal Arch, and over which Chapter 
I presided as First Principal for the years 1913 and 1914. 
Here I was cordially received by the Acting Z., R. Ex. Comp. 
M. Barrett, and the Companions. No degrees were at this Con- 
vocation conferred, but I was able to observe the election of 
officers for the year 1935, during which year it is hoped and 
expected good progress will be made. On account of the re- 
moval of the Scribe E., Comp. V. H. Ricci, his duties were as- 
sumed by the R. Ex. Comp. D. T. Milsap, who has the business 
of the Chapter well in hand and records well kept. 

Shuniah Chapter, No. 82, Port Arthur. — On November 
21st it was my pleasure to visit Shuniah Chapter and to spend 
some time during the day with R. Ex. Comp. A. P. Freed, 
Scribe E. of the Chapter, who gave generously of his time to 
my my convenience. 

At the regular Convocation held in the splendidly equipped 
Temple, I was cordially introduced by R. Ex. Comp. S. W. Rae, 
who for so many years has added dignity and influence to 
Royal Arch Masonry. A royal welcome was extended by the 
First Principal, Ex. Comp. F. J. Dyer, and the Companions. 
Again I was able to witness the election of officers, and was 
deeply impressed by the splendid spirit of fellowship both in 
the Chapter and without. Shuniah Chapter stands high in 
efficiency and in the thorough manner in which records are 
kept and its work performed. 

Fort William Chapter, No. 140, Fort William. — I deep- 
ly appreciate the consideration of the officers of Fort William 
Chapter who, by calling an emergency meeting enabled me to 
make my visit on November 22nd, thereby saving both time 
and expense. During the day I was pleasingly entertained by 
several of the officers, first at luncheon, following which R. 
Ex. Comp. A. D. Cameron made it possible for me to visit 
friends and to see the city under a mantle of fresh snow. 

At the special Convocation I was duly and royally welcomed 
by Ex. Comp. F. Cunningham, his officers and Companions, 
and as the evening was devoted to my visit I was able to ad- 
dress the Companions on some of the principles and symbols 
of Royal Arch Masonry, as in my respective addresses I had 


done in each Chapter, as well as urge the aims and desires of 
the Most Ex. the Grand Z. I found the records, in the capable 
hands of R. Ex. Comp. Oliver Coles, in good condition, as is 
also the equipment of the Chapter. 

With some measure of return towards more normal econ- 
omic conditions, all the Chapters in the District are looking 
hopefully forward to days of progress and development. 

May I again express jny deep appreciation of the loyal 
co-operation of the officers and Companions, and their cordial 
welcome and generous hospitality extended to me as repre- 
sentative of the Most Ex. the Grand Z., whom I have endeav- 
oured faithfully to serve, and to uphold the lofty standards 
of Royal Arch Masonry. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. Lofthouse, 
Grand Supt. Algoma District, No. 14. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 

of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, 

It is with pleasure I submit my report for the year 1934, 
and I want to express my sincere appreciation for the honour 
conferred upon me by the Companions of New Ontario District 
in electing me as their Grand Superintendent, and to the 
Grand Z. for confirming the same. 

My first official act was the appointing of Ex.Comp. K. S. 
Clarke as District Secretary. He has accompanied me on all 
my official visits and performed his duties in a very satisfac- 
tory manner. I desire to express my sincere appreciation of 
his services. 

All the Chapters have been visited officially once during 
the year. The effects of the great depression continue to be 
evident in the Chapters of the District. Additions by exaltation 
are few and, with the exception of Pembroke Chapter, all have 
suffered net losses in membership. The evident courage with 
which the Companions have met and are meeting both per- 
sonal and Masonic difficulties is admirable. One is proud to 
claim Masonic fellowship with the Companions and now the 
prospects seem brighter, more hopeful, in all parts of the Dis- 
trict. Visitations 

Tuscan Chapter, No. 95, Sudbury. — I paid my official 
visit to this, my mother Chapter, on September 11th. I was 
officially presented to the Chapter by R. Ex. Comos. Sharpe 
and Stephenson, and most cordially received by Ex. Comp. 
Scott, First Principal of the Chapter. Although no degree was 
conferred at this convocation I know that Ex. Cornn. Scott 
and his officers are capable and the Chapter in good hands. 
A demonstration of the signs and words of the Royal Craft 
was appreciated as were the addresses in the Chapter Room 
and social hour which followed. 

A great loss was sustained by Tuscan Chapter by the pass- 
ing to the Grand Chapter above of»R. Ex Comp. J. A. Sharpe 
on October 25th. He was one of the oldest members of the 
Chapter and his sterling qualities gained for him an enviable 
reputation. His loss is keenly felt. 

Algonquin Chapter, No. 102, Sault Ste. Marie. — I paid 
my official visit, accompanied by Ex. Comp. Clarke, to this 
Chapter on October 26th. I was officially presented by R. Ex. 
Comp. Wm. Rubenstein, and cordially received by Ex. Comp. 
Hazelwood, First Principal of the Chapter. The Holy Royal 
Arch Degree was impressively conferred and Ex. Comp. Hazel- 


wood used excellent judgment in calling on many of the P.Z.'s 
to take important parts of the work, and it was gratifying to 
see them at work with such accuracy. Companions of Algon- 
quin Chapter have a beautiful Masonic Home and the warmth 
of their fraternal spirit was evident both within and without 
the portals of the Chapter. 

Saint John's Chapter, No. 103, North Bay. — I paid my 
official visit to this Chapter on December 6th, accompanied by 
R. Ex. Comp. Stephenson, Ex. Comps. Clarke and Bains. I 
was officially introduced to the Chapter by R. E. Comp. Foster 
and very cordially received by Ex. Comp. Ward, First Princi- 
pal of the Chapter. This was installation night at St. John's, 
and I had the pleasure, assisted by R. Ex. Comps. Stephenson 
and Foster, and Ex. Comp. Clarke, of installing the officers for 
the ensuing year. I also had the honour of presenting to Ex. 
Comps. T. E. Morton, E. L. Moore and H. E. Ward P.Z.'s 
Jewels as a token of appreciation from their Companions. The 
warmth of fraternal spirit at the subsequent refreshment hour 
was in great contrast with the sub-zero temperature outside. 
The way in which the new officers took charge gives promise 
of a good year for St. John's. 

Pembroke Chapter, No. 58, Mattawa I regret, owing 

to my private avocations, I was unable to personally visit this 
Chapter. The visit, on my behalf, was made by Ex. Comp. 
Clarke, District Secretary, on December 7th. There are not 
enough resident members to form a quorum and no formal 
meeting was held. An informal dinner and a get-together talk 
was held. No meetings have been held all year but the Com- 
panions at Mattawa feel that with the coming of generally im- 
proved conditions Pembroke Chapter can grow again. All the 
Companions show the same quiet steady courage that is so 
marked throughout the District. 

All the Scribe's E. in the District are hard working, con- 
scientious and zealous officers, and I have refrained from men- 
tioning any particular one but desire to pay tribute to them 
all. The prescribed books of all the Chapters are well kept. 

In conclusion I again wish to thank the Companions of this 
District for the honour conferred and as I prepare to hand 
over the office to my successor my mind goes back over the year 
and the experience gained and friendships made have amply 
repaid for time and effort expended. For my successor I earn- 
estly solicit the same co-operation given to myself. 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 

William J. Warwick, 
Grand Superintendent, New Ontario District, No. 15. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 

In presenting my report of Capitular Masonry in Temis- 
kaming District, No. 16, may I first express my most sincere 
appreciation of the honour conferred upon me by the Com- 
panions of this District, and to the Most Excellent the Grand 
Z. for confirming my appointment. 

My first official duty was the appointment of Ex. Comp. 
E. F. Houston as District Secretary. Ex. Comp. Houston has 
been a most interested and faithful worker in our Order and it 
is a matter of very great regret to the Companions who knew 
him, that he has suffered a serious breakdown in his health 
which will probably never allow him to do any active work 
again. If it were not for this unfortunate illness, Ex. Comp. 
Houston would undoubtedly have merited and received higher 
Masonic honours. 

For purposes of brevity and to enable me to deal more 
particularly with the District as a whole, I will omit details of 
visits to individual Chapters, which were made as follows : 

Northern Lights Chapter, No. 213, on October 17th. 

Abitibi Chapter, No. 223, on October 26th. 

Temiskaming Chapter, No. 169, on October 29th. 

Cochrane Chapter, No. 244, on December 5th. 
Kirkland Chapter, No. 251, on December 12th. 

Special mention must be made of my visit to Temiskaming 
Chapter upon the occasion of their Twenty-fifth anniversary. 
This was a very interesting meeting, which was well attended 
by their own and many visiting Companions. We were especi- 
ally honoured on this occasion by the presence of the Most Ex- 
cellenth the Grand Z., whose visit was somewhat unique in 
that he had been present as District Superintendent at the 
institution of Temiskaming Chapter twenty-five years ago. 
Needless to say, his visit was highly appreciated by the Com- 
panions, and his gracious personality and splendid address en- 
deared him to everyone present. 

Upon all visits I was most respectfully and cordially re- 
ceived, and found the business of the Chapters conducted in a 
manner which reflects credit on our Order. Where degrees 
were conferred the work was given in a most exemplary man- 
ner, and I have reason to believe that the Officers in all Chap- 
ters of this District have taken their duties seriously, and have 
become well skilled in the work. 


1 have found all Chapters to be well equipped, both as to 
meeting places and as to regalia. We are indeed fortunate 
that in a comparatively new country we have such satisfactory 
buildings — most of them owned by the Craft. Books and re- 
cords are well kept in all Chapters and it is also a source of 
gratification to find that they are all in a healthy financial con- 

All the Chapters in this District are quite active and have 
every sign of future growth, with the possible exception of 
Cobalt and Cochrane, in which towns they are more affected 
by economic conditions. In Cochrane Chapter, particularly, 
they are finding it difficult to make the progress they would 
like. This is largely due to general conditions and also to the 
fact that a large number of their members are non-resident, 
which makes it difficult to secure proper attendance at their 

In common with the whole jurisdiction of Grand Chapter, 
we are suffering from lack of sufficient candidates and I regret 
to report that Temiskaming District has shown a net decrease 
in membership during the past year. This has been in a large 
part due to a number of unavoidable suspensions, and I be- 
lieve will be overcome during 1935. 

I wish to pay special tribute to the wonderful spirit of co- 
operation and fraternal good fellowship which exists between 
the various Chapters of this District. No distance seems too 
long, or no trouble too great to prevent the Companions visit- 
ing other Chapters in large numbers when there is special 
work to be done. This promotes a bond between the different 
Chapters which has done, and will continue to do, a great 
amount of good. 

A problem. which presents a considerable difficulty to all 
our Chapters is that of retaining attendance and interest in 
their meetings when there are no candidates awaiting. I ex- 
pect that this problem is more or less general, and while I 
know that many Chapters are quite .resourceful in arranging 
programs of an instructive nature, this is not always an easy 
thing to do for the average Chapter Officers. In many cases 
the Officers have not the time to devote to planning of special 
programmes and it is difficult for the Companions to prepare 
special material. 

I would respectfully suggest that Giand Chapter might 
consider the advisability of compiling a library of definite pro- 
grammes and papers of an educational nature, which would 
be available to any Chapter desiring them. Many Chapters 


might do more towards arranging evenings of instruction and 
entertainment if the Officers and Companions were able to 
obtain definite ideas and material for specific subjects from an 
authorative source, and in this manner stimulate the interest 
of Companions who are inclined to 'be lax in attendance. A 
greater interest in Chapter meetings should also be a source of 
attraction to new candidates. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

H. E. McGill, 
Grand Superintendent, Temiskaming District, No. 16. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z. y Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 

In sumbitting my report for the year 1934, I must first ex- 
press my deep and sincere appreciation of the honour con- 
ferred on me by the Companions of Klondike Chapter, No. 154, 
in electing me to the office of Acting Grand Superintendent 
for the Yukon Territory and also for the confirmaation of the 
same by the Most Excellent the Grand Z. 

Klondike Chapter being the only one in the Yukon Terri- 
tory, I paid several non-official visits and had the pleasure of 
witnessing several of the degrees exemplified by the officers 
of this Chapter, who all know their work well and carry it out 
much to their credit and in a very impressive manner. 

The various books of the Chapter are neatly and properly 
kept under the careful supervision of Ex. Comp. T. A. Firth. 
The paraphernalia is sufficient for all degrees and in very good 

The Chapter this year has suffered the loss by death of the 
Excellent Second Principal, Walter Biggs, who was a very 
efficient officer, took great interest in the work and was one of 
the Charter members. 

As we look around and find conditions seemingly tending 
in the right direction, we may look forward to greater pros- 
perity in the future, and as the Chapter is at present in very 
good financial condition and has weathered the worst of the 
storm, greater interest and bigger endeavours may be ex- 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

John Haliburton, 
Grand Superintendent, Yukon Territory. 


It was moved by R. Ex. Camp. Geo. L. Gardiner, seconded 
by R. Ex. Comp. W. Y. Mills, and— 

Resolvedy — That the reports of the Grand Superintendents of the 
Districts (be referred to the Committee on Condition of Capitular Masonry, 
to report later at this Convocation. 


Letters and telegrams expressing regrets for non-attend- 
ance and conveying fraternal greetings were received from: — 

R. Wor. Bro. A. J. Anderson, K.C., Deputy Grand Master of 
the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Wor. Bro. R. B. Dargavel, Past Grand Master. 

R. Wor. Bro. Wm. Logan, Grand Secretary. 

Most 111. Comp. Mel Downey, Past Grand Master of the 
Supreme Grand Council of the Western Jurisdiction of Can- 
ada Royal and Select Masters. 

Most Ex. Comp. Wm. T. S. O'Hara, General Grand High 
Priest, General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the 
United States of America. 

Most Ex. Comp. R. R. Walcott, Grand High Priest of the 
Grand Chapter of Ohio. 

R. Ex. Comp. Chas. A. Conover, of Michigan. 

Earl Casselles, Grand Z. of the Supreme Grand Chapter of 

R. Ex. Comp Edward Rolle, Grand Representative of the 
Grand Chapter of Canada, near the Grand Chapter of New 

Grand Chapter, British Columbia. 

Grand Chapter, Manitoba. 

Grand Chapter, Saskatchewan. 

Grand Chapter, Alberta. 

Grand Chapter, Nova Scotia. 

Grand Chapter, New Brunswick. 

From the Principals' Association, Mayor and others of the 
City of Toronto; Mt. Horeb Chapter and Mayor of the City of 
St. Catharines; requesting the holding of the Seventy-Eighth 
Convocation at these cities. 

All the above communications were ordered filed. 


Most Ex. Comp. George Moore, Hamilton, our Senior Past 
Grand Z., sent most cordial and affectionate greetings and best 
wishes for a harmonious and profitable meeting. 



The Grand Scribe E. was instructed to wire a reply and 
express the kind wish from Grand Chapter for many years of 
^enewed health. 


Having learned that Most Ex. Comp. W. H. Davis was con- 
fined to his home with a severe cold, a wire was despatched 
expressing the hope of his soon being restored to his former 


Nominations were then called for by the Grand Z. for the 
elective officers of Grand Chapter, and the next place of meet- 

Grand Chapter Called Off 

Grand Chapter was called at 10 p.m. from Labour to enable 
the Companions and their ladies to enjoy a social evening in 
the Armouries, fifth floor of the Dunker Building, provided by 
the Companions of Kitchener and District. 

Labour Resumed Wednesday, February 27th, 1935, 

At 10 a.m. the Grand Chapter was called on and resumed 

Grand Superintendents — 1935 

R. Ex. Comp Wilfred George Laing St. Glair District No. 1 

Box 447, Wallaceburg, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Robert Eldon Strain London 

380 Palmerston Street, Sarnia. 
R. Ex. Comp. Robert William Ernest McFadden Wilson 

4 Hart Street, Brantford, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. James Fred Edwards Wellington 

Palmerston, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Lome Frank McDougall Hamilton 

Stoney Creek, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Wilfred Alexander Wilson Huron 

101 Church Street, Stratford, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Harry Rule „ _ „ Niagara 

146 Welland Avenue, St. Catharines, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. William S. M. Enouy. _ Toronto East 

512 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ont. 
R. Ex.Comp. John Macdonald Burden. Toronto West 

126 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Herbert Clarkson Skinner Georgian 

114 Mary Street, Orillia, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Angus Graham Ontario 

Havelock, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. James Owen Herity Prince Edward 

Chamber of Commerce, Belleville, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Albert Harris St. Lawrence 

Box 414, Gananoque, Ont. 


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R. Ex. Comp. Wallace Milvert Johnson „ Ottawa " " 13 

Box 403, Almonte, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Thomas Wagstaff Love Algoma " " 14 

435 N. Syndicate Ave., Fort William, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. W. J. Wesley Johnston. New Ontario " " 15 

152 Pilgrim Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Howard Baxter Hawley Temiskaming " " 16 

Box 1401, Kirkland Lake, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. John Haliburton _ Yukon Territory 

Dawson, Yukon Territory. 

The newly-elected Grand Superintendents were subsequent- 
ly given the necessary instructions as to duties pertaining to 
their office, by the Grand Scribe E., M. Ex. Comp. Edwin 
Smith, and the Grand Lecturer, R. Ex. Comp. Morgan Griffith. 


February 1st, 1934, to January 31st, 1935. 

Received by Grand Scribe Amounts paid — Cheques 

E. from Chapters on and Cash $12,671.23 

account of Dues, Fees, Benevolent Grants 2,755.00 

etc , $10,625.70 Excess Receipts over 

Interest on Investments Payments 46.48 

and Bank Balances 4,847.01 See ibelow (A) 

$15,472.71 $15,472.71 

Investments — Feb. 1st, Investments — Jan. 31st, 

1934, at cost per last 1935, at cost, as per 

accounts $89,791.45 schedule $89,791.45 


$89,791.45 $89,791.45 


January 31st, 1935, Capital : . 

At Canadian Bank of Commerce — 'Current $ 7,124.03 

Savings 1,966.26 

Incidental Account— Cash on hand 42.83 

$ 9,133.12 

Investments 89,791.45 


February 1st, 1934, Capital: 

At Canadian Bank of Commerce-^Current $ 7,304.82 

Savings 1,780.70 

Incidental Account — Cash on Hand - 1.12 

$ 9,086.64 

Investments 89,791.45 


Increase see above (A) - $ 46.48 



Cost Par Value 

City of Hamilton Debenture, Interest 5%, payable 
balf-yearlv, May 1st and November 1st; due 
May 1st, ±949. (Registered as to principal) $ 4,001.20 $ 4,000.00 

Dominion of Canada Conversion Loan Bonds, In- 
terest 4%%, payable half-yearly, May 1st and 
November 1st; due November 1st, 1958. (Fully 
registered) - - 3,135.00 3,000.00 

Dominion of £anada Conversion Loan Bonds, In- 
terest 4%%, payable half-yearly, May 1st and 
November 1st; due November 1st, 1959. (Fully 
registered) _ _ 73,237.50 72,000.00 

National Trust Company, Limited, Guaranteed 
Trust Certificate, Interest 5%, payable half- 
yearly, January 30th and July 30th; due Janu- 
ary 30th, 1936. (Fully registered). Bought 
January 30th, 1931 . 2,000.00 2,000.00 

Dominion of Canada National Loan, Interest 5%, 
payable half-yearly, May 15th and November 
15th; due 1941. (Fully registered) 1,980.00 2,000.00 

Dominion of Canada 4 1/ 2% Bonds, Interest payable 
half-yearly, May 1st and November 1st; due 
1958. (Principal registered) 2,919.00 3,000.00 

Canadian National Railway Bonds, Interest 5%, 
payable half-yearly, February 1st and August 
1st. Due 1954. (Principal registered) 2,518.75 2,500.00 

$89,791.45 $88,500.00 

(Signed) E. J. Carter, C.A., Walter Price, 

Auditor. Grand Treasurer. 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, second- 
ed by M. Ex. Comp. Walter G. Price, and — 

Resolved, — That the Statement of the Grand Treasurer for the year 
1934 be received and adopted. 



To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada: 

Companions: Immediately following the close of the last 
Annual Convocation and the publication of the proceedings, I 
prepared for the Committee on the Publication of the Pictorial 
History of the seventy-five years of the life of this Grand Body, 
manuscripts of the activities and biography of the Grand 
Council, Past and Honourary Grand Z.'s, submitting them 
periodically, and finally in July with their approval handed the 
same to our printers for publication, which has now been com- 
pleted and distributed. A circular was also issued, notifying 
the Chapters of the complimentary copies being forwarded 
and asking their help in the distribution. 

Dilatory Chapters 

One hundred and fifty-four Chapters had their returns in 
by January 31st, 1935, and were with a degree of neatness and 
accuracy, meriting commendation. 

The following Chapters were delinquent : 

Grimsby Chapter, No. 69, Grimsby. 
Blenheim Chapter, No. 239, Blenheim. 
White Oak Chapter, No. 104, Oakville. 
Glengarry Chapter, No. 143, Maxville. 
Ionic Chapter, No. 168, Campbellford. 

Some Chapters whose Scribes E. desire to procrastinate 
cannot apparently be cured, even by frequent pleadings, nor 
does the outspoken comments of Committee reports seem to 
influence their movements one iota from their own leisurely 
gait. They are hopelessly incurable, punctuality seems to be 


The year 1934 has been an average one, receipts and dis- 
bursements were sufficient to meet all requirements and within 
the estimates submitted by the Committee on Audit and Fin- 
ance and appropriations authorized by Grand Chapter. The 
whole is fully set forth in detail in the annual statement at- 
tached, i 



The following table shows the present membership of 
Grand Chapter : — 

Number of Chapters 159 

Membership, November 30th, 1933 23,021 

Registrations, November 30th, 1934 265 

Joinings, November 30th, 1934 52 

Restorations, November 30th, 1934 25 


Withdrawals, November 30th, 1934 331 

Suspensions, November 30th, 1934 754 

Deaths, November 30th, 1934...... 347 


Loss 1,090 

Membership, November 30th, 1934 21,931 

x The Jurisdiction embraces 159 Chapters, distributed as fol- 

Ontario 158 21,824 

Yukon 1 .'-- 107 

159 21,931 


Golden Chapter, No. 90, Kenora 15 

Prince Edward, No. 31, Picton 9 

Harris Chapter, No. 41, Ingersoll 7 

Algonquin Chapter, No. 102, Sault Ste. Marie 7 

The St. Patrick, No. 145, Toronto 7 

Mt. Sinai Chapter, No. 212, Toronto 7 


Details of Receipts and Ledger Balances. 

Year February 1st, 1934, to January 31st, 1935. 

No. Chapter. Amount 

1. Ancient Frontenac and 

€ataraqui $165.50 

2. The Hiram 119.50 

3. St. John's 144.50 

4. St. Andrew and St. John 101.60 

5. St. George's 126.50 

6. St. John's 261.50 

7. The Moira 152.00 

8. King Solomon's 202.00 

15, Wawanosh 115.00 

16. Carleton 127.20 

18. Oxford 86.10 

19. The Moriah 115;00 

20. Mount Horeb 100.00 

22. Grenville 53.30 

23. Ezra 50.50 

24. Tecumseh 111.00 

26. St. Mark's 80.00 

27. Manitou 85.50 

28. Pentalpha 40.00 

29. McCallum 43.00 

30. Huron .._ 86.00 

31. Prince Edward 116.70 

32. Waterloo 65.00 

34. Signet 

35. Keystone '. 55.10 

36. Corinthian 108 50 

37. Victoria 52.80 

40. Guelph 194.00 

41. Harris 62.50 

44. Mount Sinai 66.60 

45. Excelsior 24.10 

46. St. James * ' 46.50 

47. Wellington 115.00 

48. St. John's 44,00 

53. Bruce 88.50 

54. Palestine ' 118.50 

55. Niagara 38.00 

56. Georgian .60 

57. King Hiram 39.00 

58. Pembroke 7.00 

59. Sussex 23.00 

60. Doric 

61. Granite 38.50 

62. York 50.50 

63. Havelock 97.50 

64. Wilson 81.50 




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65. St. Paul's 

66. The Malloch 33.10 1.00 1.00 

67. Enterprise 86.50 3.00 

68. Maitland 

69. Grimsby 

70. Grand River 13.00 1.00 

71. Prince of Wales 91.50 .50 .50 

72. Keystone 

73. Erie 

74. Beaver 

75. St. Clair 43.50 39.00 

76. Mount Nebo _ 85.80 10.00 24.00 

77. Occident 

78. Minnewawa 49.50 1.00 42 0O 

79. Orient 95.10 2.00 67.00 

80. Ark 110.00 551.00 

81. Aylmer , . 

82. Shuniah 

83. Ionic 

84. Lebanon 

86. Macpherson 

88. MacNabb 

90. Golden 

91. Antiquity 165.10 9.50 31.50 

94. Midland 79.00 9.00 

95. Tuscan 

100. St. Lawrence 82.50 3.00 










































































102. Algonquin 

103. St. John's 58.50 .'50 

104. White Oak . 34.50 4.50 

110. Warkworth 

113. Covenant 

114. Bonnechere 

115. Brant 

116. Maple 

117. Kitchener 

119. King Cyrus 

129. Elliott 

130. Chantry 25.50 1.50 

131. Amabel 

132. Leeds 

133. St. Francis 

134. King Darius 

135. Succoth 74.50 

138. Shekinah . 31.10 14.50 151.00 

139. St. Andrew's 39.50 2.00 3.00 

140. Fort William 103.50 3.00 2.00 

143. Glengarry 

144. Presqu 'He 22.50 .50 

145. The St. Patrick 382.00 18.00 16.50 

146. Bernard 

147. Lucknow 

148. St. John's 25.30 2.50 

149. Atwood 30.00 1.50 

150. London 117.40 1.50 



151. Laurentian 73.00 

152. Alberton 66.00 

153. Somibra 54:35 

154. Klondike 36.00 

155. Ancaster 1.50 

161. Madoc 1.00 

163. The Beaches 7.50 

164. Lome „ 

167. Kichekawana 60.10 

168. Ionic 

169. Temiskaming 97.20 

175. The Hamilton 62.50 

184. Hugh Murray 34.00 

185. The Toronto 85.60 

195. Peel 48.50 

198. Couchiching 53.50 

203. Cobalt 72.30 

205. Victoria 32.50 

210. Kitchener 46.00 

212. Mount Sinai .._ 50.90 

213. Northern Lights 68.50 

214. Vimy 39.00 

215. Mimico 

217. St. Alban's 84.60 

218. Prince Edward 23.00 

219. Ulster 59.00 

220. Lebanon 33.00 

221. Durham 32.00 

222. Ottawa 114.50 

223. Abitibi 28.00 

224. Keystone _ 81.40 

225. Beaver 7.90 

226. Prince of Wales 42.80 

227. Quinte Friendship 59.70 

230. Port Credit 50.00 

231. The St. Clair 117.50 

232. King Cyrus _ 65.80 

233. Oakwood _ 63.00 

234. Halton - 90.00 

235. Aurora 24.10 

236. Caledonia 23.00 

238. The St. Andrew's 57.50 

239. Blenheim 40.00 

240. Smithville 26.10 

241. University _ .60 

242. St. Paul's 27.50 

243. McKay _ 16.50 

244. Cochrane 99.00 

245. Preston _ 62.90 

246. Humber _ 30.40 

247. Nilestown 28.50 

248. Dochert 22.10 

249. Palestine _ 36.50 

250. Thomas Peters' 54.50 

251. Kirkland 3.00 













































252. Hiawatha 48.00 

253. Regal 32.50 


Grand Chapter British Colum- 
bia 37.20 

Grand Chapter Manitoba 23.40 

Grand Chapter Quebec 31.25 

Grand Chapter Saskatchewan 

Sundries 10.80 



Interest 4,847.01 






$ 62.00 


$ 65.00 

$ 65.00 

Chapter returns received after January 31st, 1935, not in above 
statement: — 

Chapter No. 239— Blenheim, Blenheim $ 36.50 

Chapter No. 69— Grimsby, Grimsby 46.00 

Chapter No. 104— White Oak, Oakville 25.00 

Chapter No. 143— Glengarry, Maxville 19.00 

Chapter No. 168— Ionic, Campbellford 61.00 


May I express to those who showed me so many kindnesses 
during my recent illness in hospital and while convalescing at 
home, my deepest thanks and appreciation but more especially 
to the Most Excellent the Grand Z., who during my absence 
kept a watchful eye over my office. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Grand Scribe E. 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, second- 
ed by M. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith, and — 

Resolved, — That the Report of the Grand Scribe E. for the year 1934 
be received and adopted. 



To the Most Excellent, the Grand Z. and the Companions of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada : 

Your Committee on Printing submits the following analy- 
sis of expenditures for the year ending January 31st, 1935 : 

Proceedings $ 829.98 

Constitutions - 131.97 

Pictorial History (publication and distribution) 2,802.76 

Grand Chapter Officers' Stationery and Electros 67.84 

Grand Scribe E's Office Circulars 42.03 

Grand Scribe E's Office Stationery and Supplies 351.27 

Christmas Greeting Cards 27.56 

Circulars and Agendas re 77th Annual Convocation.— 67.84 

We would respectfully request that the following amounts 
be placed at the disposal of the Committee : 

Proceedings and mailing $ 850.00 

Printing and stationery I 550.00 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Edwin Smith, Chairman 
Sam McCoy 
Carl E. Hill 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, second- 
ed by M. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith, and — 

Resolved, — That the report of the Executive Committee on Printing be 
received and adopted. 

Thanks to Credential Committee 

Moved by Ex. Comp. Alf . Jones, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
W. J. Tow, and— 

Resolved, — That this Grand Body tender to the Credential Committee 
its thanks for the capable manner in which the several members of the 
committee discharged the duties allotted to them. 

Historian Elected 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. K. J. Dunstan, seconded by M. Ex. 
Comp. Dr. W. G. Price, and — 

Resolved, — That Most Ex. Companion Col. W. N. Ponton be re-elected 
Grand Historian. 

Scrutineers of Ballot 

The Grand Z. appointed the following Scrutineers of the 
Ballot, who having been obligated by R. Ex. Comp. S. S. 
Forbes, assumed their office : — 


R. Ex. Comp. B. Cairns 
R. Ex. Comp. W. J. Armstrong 
R. Ex. Comp. C. L. Davidson 
V. Ex. Comp. Thos. McDonald 
V. Ex. Comp. Jas. Woodland 
V. Ex. Comp. W. G. Anderson 

Ex. Companions T. Martin, T. Welch, H. G. Bornholdt, 
Companions Lome Elliott, Jas. Hartley, Dr. Hagey, I. Mors- 
land, Ted Downing, Geo. Ratz, L. Becker, G. Ruppel and R. 


M. Ex. Comp. W. N. Ponton, Chairman of the Committee 
on Fraternal Correspondence, presented the same, and re- 
quested that the delegates in attendance read the report. They 
contained excellent advice. 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, second- 
ed by M. Ex. Comp. W. N. Ponton, and — 

Resolved, — That the report on the Fraternal Correspondence 'be re- 
ceived and adopted. 


To the Most Excellent, the Grand Z. and Companions of the 
Grand Chapter of Canada : 

The Committee on Constitution, Laws and Jurisprudence 
beg to report as follows : 

Ex Comp. James Pickard has given the following Notice of 
Motion, viz. : — 

That the following paragraph be added to section 251 gov- 
erning restoration to be known as 251a: 

"Any Companion who has been suspended for non-payment 
of dues shall be immediately restored without a ballot, pro- 
vided that, at any time within three years from the date of his 
suspension, he pays all arrears owing at the time of suspen- 
sion and such further sums, if any, as the Chapter may require, 
not exceeding the regular amount of Chapter dues for the 
period during which he was suspended. A Companion who has 
been under suspension for more than three years for non-pay- 
ment of dues, can be restored only as provided in section 251 
and 252." 

Also, that the following paragraph be added to section 249, 
governing restoration of a demitted Companion, to be known 
as 249a : 


"Any Companion who has taken his demit may be restored 
to membership in the Chapter, granting the same by a major- 
ity ballot vote of the members present and voting, and then 
only on payment of such sum as required for affiliation." 

There is no legal objection to these Motions going before 
Grand Chapter but "to avoid contradiction and repetition and 
to make the meaning of the ab^ve more clear it is suggested 
that the wording such as the following should be substituted 
for the motion of Comp. Pickard — that the following should be 
added to section 251 — "Except that a member who has not 
been suspended for more than three years shall be entitled to 
restoration without ballot upon payment of all arrears owing 
at time of suspension and such further sums, if any, as the 
Chapter may require but not exceeding the amount of Chapter 
dues for the period during suspension." 

That the following be substituted to replace section 249 : 

"If a demitted Companion desires to affiliate with a Chap- 
ter (other than the one which has granted his demit) he can 
only do so by petition and ballot as provided in the case of 
an application for affiliation. Should any petitioner for affilia- 
tion be rejected he may renew his application to the same or 
to any other Chapter in the jurisdiction at any time." 

"Any Companion may be restored to membership in the 
Chapter, granting his demit by a majority ballot vote of the 
members present and voting and on payment of such sum as 
required for affiliation." 

Most Ex. Comp. Chas. W. Haentschel has given the follow- 
ing Notice of Motion, viz. : 

1. Proxy. This is to certify : 

That at a.— Convocation of Chapter 

No held at on the day 

of A.D. 19..., Ex. Companion 

Principal of Chapter No , was delegated 

to represent this Chapter at the Annual Convocation of Grand 
Chapter to be held in the City of , On- 
tario, on the .day of 19 , 

and there to perform any and all acts which could be done by 
the duly qualified officers were they personally present, and 
acting on behalf of the Chapter ; promising to ratify and con- 
firm all the said delegate may lawfully do under such auth- 


Given under our hands and the seal of the Chapter at 

, this day of 

A.D., 19 A.L. 59. 


Scribe E. 
I hereby accept the appointment, 

Not valid unless duly completed. 

2. Section 75. (a) A Chapter may, by its vote properly cer- 
tified by the Z. and Scribe E. under seal, delegate any Past 
Principal (duly returned), of the Chapter, to represent it at 
any Convocation of Grand Chapter in the absence of the Z., 
H. or J. 

(b) No proxy shall be valid unless it is passed in open 
Chapter, and the Companion so delegated shall have signed his 
name in the Proxy previous to its being signed by the Z. and 
Scribe E. of the Chapter. 

(c) The name of the delegate shall be sent to the Grand 
Scribe E. at least thirty days before the Annual Convocation 
of Grand Chapter on the authorized Form. 

(d) No Companion can represent more than one Chapter 
except in the District of Algoma and Yukon, where any Chap- 
ter may appoint a proxy resident in the District who is a duly 
returned Principal and such proxy shall not represent more 
than three Chapters. The Chapter in the Yukon may appoint 
a proxy from the outside, but preferably either from the city 
where Grand Chapter meets, or one of the Grand Council. 

3. Section 76. Add in the fourth line after Scribe E. the 
following words : "and the delegate". 

4. Section 77. Delete the whole section. 

5. Section 78. Delete the whole section. 

6. Section 79. Delete in the first line the letter "S" in the 
word names, also the words "and the alternate". 

There is no legal objection to this Motion going before 
Grand Chapter Your Committee suggests that it be submitted 
as follows : 


Delete sections 75, 77, 78 and 79, and substitute the follow- 
ing: (as section 75 above). 

Section 76 as noted above. 

The form to be used by a Chapter when appointing a Dele- 
gate or Delegates to represent said Chapter at a Convocation 
of Grand Chapter shall be as follows: (As proxy form sub- 
mitted) . 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

K. J. Dunstan, Chairman, 
Walter G. Price 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, second- 
ed by M. Ex. Comp. Kenneth J. Dunstan, and — 

Resolved, — That the report of the Committee on Constitution-, Laws 
and Jurisprudence, be received and adopted. 


At 12 o'clock noon Grand Chapter was ''Called Off" to per- 
mit the Companions to cast their ballot for the elective officers 
and the next place of meeting. 

at 2.30 o'clock P.M. 

Election of Officers 

The Scrutineers reported the following election of officers i 

M. Ex. Comp. George Lawrence Gardiner Grand Z.] 

4 Dunloe Road, Toronto, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. William Young Mills Grand H[ Grand 

126 Princess St., Kingston, Ont. [Council 

R. Ex. Comp. Sidney Smith Forbes Grand J.| 

165 Sanford Ave., South, Hamilton, Ont. j 

M. Ex. Comip. Walter Garnet Price, D.D.S. Grand Treasurer 

Port Credit, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith Grand Scribe E. 

582 Dufferin Ave., London, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp. Colonel William Nesbitt Ponton Grand Historian 

28 Bridge St., Belleville, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. David Colman Grand Scribe N. 

59 Alcorn Ave., Toronto, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Albert Edward King Grand Principal Sojourner 

42 Frances St. North, Kitchener, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Harry James McCallum Grand Registrar 

423 Dufferin Ave., London, Ont. 


Executive Committee — Elected 

R. Ex. Comp. John F. Marr, 

329 Woolwich St., Guelph, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Marshall E. Sherwood, 

40 Wellington St., Woodstock, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Edward H. Brennan, 

Johnson St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Frank G. McLean, 

247 Garden Ave., Toronto, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. John M. Empey, 

Mitchell, Ont. 


To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., and Companions of the 
Grand Chapter of Canada: 

"Your Committee, appointed at the last Convocation of 
Grand Chapter for the purpose of studying ways and means 
with the view of formulating some plan of activity along 
humanitarian lines on behalf of the underprivileged and deser- 
ving, such work to be fostered by and under the direction and 
control of Grand Chapter, after duly considering various 
methods and plans, and realizing that under present financial 
conditions, the presentation of any plan to Grand Chapter 
should be accompanied by fullest details for the information of 
all delegates, desire to state that they have not had sufficient 
time to complete all their investigations, and beg to report 
progress, and recommend that the same committee be re-ap- 
pointed for another year to submit a report at the next annual 
Convocation of Grand Chapter." 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

K. J. Dunstan, Chairman. 

Alf. Burnett 

W. Enouy 

J. J. Gardiner 

John Empey 

W. G. Price 

John Burden 

Morgan Griffith 

It was moved by M. Ex. Comp. K. J. Dunstan, seconded by 
R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, and — 

Resolved, — That the Progress report of the Committee on Royal Arch 
Masons' Welfare be received. 






To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Canada : 
Your Committee beg to report that twenty-six thousand 
copies of this history were printed and over twenty-three 
thousand have been distributed to Chapters within our own 

Approximately five hundred have been sent to sister juris- 
dictions and Grand Representatives. 

Fifty copies were specially bound for Past Grand First 
Principals, members of the Executive and the Chairman of 
Standing Committees. 

Copies were also sent to prominent Masons in England, 
Scotland, United States and Canada, with the compliments of 
the Most Excellent the Grand Z., and the Executive Committee. 
The total cost was : 

Electros $ 107.69 

Printing 2,370.81 

Sales Tax 142.25 

Postage and Express 160.51 

Stenographic Service 21.50 

There are about 2,000 copies for sale at 25 cents each. 
We would strongly urge each 'Chapter to purchase a suffi- 
cient number to enable them to present a copy to each newly 
exalted Candidate until the supply is exhausted. 

It should greatly stimulate their interest and inform them 
as to the history of the institution from its inception. 

If this is generally done the amount received by Grand 
Chapter will bring the final cost below the estimate. 

The material gathered and the electros will be of great 
value for any future publication. 
Fraternally submitted, 

K. J. Dunstan, Chairman 
W. H. Davis 
W. N. Ponton 

It was moved by M. Ex. Comp. K. J. Dunstan, seconded 
by R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, and — 

Resolved, — That the report of the (Committee on the "Pictorial His- 
tory" be received and adopted. 



To the M. E. the Grand Z., Officers and Companions of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada : 
Your Committee on Audit and Finance has the honour to 
present its annual report showing the financial standing of 
Grand Chapter as at January 31st, 1935. 


Balances, February 1st, 1934 — 

In Canadian Bank of Commerce — 

Current Account $ 7,304.82 

Savings Account 1,780.70 

Incidentals Account in hands of Grand Scribe E. 1.12 

Receipts from Chapters: — 

Certificates _ $ 217.00 

Dues 9,733.45 

Fees 217.00 

Dispensations and Warrants 80.00 

Constitutions - _ 69.90 

Sundries — 

Rituals _ $275.75 

Ceremonies 30.60 

Demits _....„ 1.00 

Pictorial History 1.00 

-$ 9,086.64 



Interest Received on Investments and Bank Balances 4,847.01 



As compared with the receipts of 1933, shows a decrease of. $ 26.32 


Benevolence _ $ 2,755.00 

" Inspection of _ 50.00 

$l 2,805.00 

Salaries $ 4,630.00 

Foreign Correspondence Report - 300.00 

Office Rent, Telephone, etc 723.52 

Premium on Guarantee Bond and Insurance 16.70 

Grand Chapter Convocation Expenses, 1934 256.76 

Grand Chapter Convocation Expenses on Account, 

1935 - 10.00 

Grand Chapter Convocation Expenses — Special 100.00 

Expenses of Executive Committee attending 1934 

Convocation of Grand Chapter 823.40 

Printing, Engrossing, etc.: — 

Proceedings - _ _ $961.95 

General „ 434.57 

Constitutions _ 131.97 



Audit and Financial Reports to January 31st, 1934 200.00 

Grand Z. Expenses 455.20 

Retiring Grand Z. — Balance of Expenses 168.18 

Flowers _ 24.30 

Honorarium for Retiring Grand' Z 350.00 

Grand Scribe E.: — 

Office Incidentals $ 38.10 

Postage 72.37 

Exchange 14.10 

Express 8.72 

Travelling Expense 33.20 


Jewel for Past Grand Z 30.00 

Jewels and Engraving 35.43 

Pictorial History of Grand Chapter 2,802.76 


Balances, January 31st, 1935 — 

In Canadian Bank of Commerce — 

'Current 'Account $ 7,124.03 

Savings Account 1,966.26 

Incidentals Account in hands of Grand Scribe E. 42.83 

$ 9,133.12 


The expenditures, exclusive of Benevolence and the Pictorial History, 
were less than those of last year by $641.14, and there is a total decrease 
in expenditure for the past two years of $3,179.54. 


Current- ASSETS 

Cash in Bank $ 9,090.29 

Cash on Hand 42.83 

$ 9,133.12 

Accounts Receivable (outstanding) 3,446.90 

Investments— at cost— (Market Value $96,317.00) 89,791.45 

Supplies for sale — 

Constitutions $ 71.54 

Rituals 186.12 

Ceremonies 163.20 

Demits 4.25 


Supplies for use — 

Certificates $ 118.50 

Jewels - 55.00 

Stationery (estimated) 85.00 


Office Furniture and Fixtures (estimated) $ 438.50 

Less Depreciation Reserve - 43.85 

/ 394.65 

Grand Council Regalia (estimated) 200.00 




Accounts Payable Nil 

Chapter— Credit Balances - $ 65.00 

Grand Chapter— Capital Account - 103,584.73 


Note: — Stock of Pictorial History not included in above. 


I have audited the books and vouchers of Grand Chapter for the 
year ended January 31st, 1935, and found them to be in order and I 
certify that the above is a correct summary of the Accounts. 

I also certify that I have inspected and found in order the In- 
vestments of Grand Chapter, the cost of same being $89,791.45, and 
the par value $88,500.00. 

(Signed) E. J. Carter, C.A., 

Sharp, Milne & Co., 

Chartered Accountants. 

Chapter Returns 

There were five Chapters who did not make their returns 
before the end of the fiscal year. The outstanding balances due 
from Chapters total $3,446.90, and in comparison with last 
year (which amounted to $3,218.75) show an increase of 


The investments have been duly inspected by the Auditor 
and found in order. The securities are lodged with the Cana- 
dian Bank of Commerce, Queen St. Branch, Toronto, Ontario, 
in Safety Deposit Box No. 101. 

Interest on Investments 

All interest on investments and bank balances has been re- 
ceived and deposited in the Canadian Bank of Commerce, 
Queen St. Branch, Toronto. The income for the year ended 
January 31, 1935, amounted to $4,847.01, as compared with 
$4,658.15 for the previous year — an increase of $188.86. 


Satisfactory invoices and appropriate vouchers have been 
attached to all Authorizations for payment, covering disburse- 
ments, of which your Committee has approved. This has been 
the customary procedure of previous years. 

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Increase in Capital 

The Capital of Grand Chapter has increased during the 
year 5 by $46.48, as shown below. 

Total receipts, including interest $15,472.71 

Total payments 15,426.23 

Increase $ 46.48 

The effect of the increase is shown by — 

Cash on hand and in bank, January 31st, 1935 $ 9,133.12 

Cash on hand and in bank, February 1st, 1934 9,086,64 

Increase $ 46.48 

For the better understanding of this report, may it be 
stated that in addition to the ordinary expenses of Grand 
Chapter the Pictorial History of Grand Chapter has been print- 
ed and published at a cost of $2,802.76, which account has been 
paid out of the revenue of the current year. There was also an 
increase in Benevolence of $285.00 over last year. So that, 
having regard to the ordinary expenses only, this report would 
have shown a surplus of not less than $3,135.00 for the current 
year, as compared with the amount of $2,519.42 for the pre- 
vious year. 

Special Reports of Grand Superintendents 

At the Grand Convocation held in February, 1931, at Niag- 
ara Falls, your Committee recommended a special form of re- 
port for Grand Superintendents, having as its object a broader 
source of information concerning financial matters that ef- 
fected Constituent Chapters, which in turn had a bearing on 
the financial affairs of Grand Chapter. The recommendation 
was adopted and has gradually been brought into operation, 
with the result that your Committee is now able to bring before 
you much valuable information that has hitherto not been 
recorded in the Proceedings. 

Chapter Balances 

Outstanding balances due from Chapters for the current 
year totalled $3,446.90, as compared with $3,218.75 last year, 
showing an increase of $228.15. 

Companions in Arrears 

For the past several years the records of Grand Chapter 
show an ever increasing number of Companions who have not 


paid their dues. At January 31, 1934, the number was 4,083, 
and on January 31, 1935, the number was 4,887. 

Arrears in Dues 

The amount of due owing by members of Constituent Chap- 
ters grows with equal pace. On January 31, 1934, the amount 
was $60,123.85, and on January 31, 1935, it was $66,992.68. 

Assets of all Chapters 

An item of much interest and importance that is now avail- 
able through the Grand Superintendents' reports provides the 
information that the combined assets of all the Constituent 
Chapters in this Grand Jurisdiction is $253,410.00, and the 
combined liabilities at the end of the last fiscal year were 
$27,572.00, showing a surplus of assets over liabilities of 
$225,838.00. When the assets of Grand Chapter are added to 
those of the Constituent Chapters the total assets of Royal 
Arch Masonry in this Grand Jurisdiction is found to be 

Fire Insurance 

It is seldom that a year goes by in which some Chapter in 
this Grand Jurisdiction is not effected by the destroying hand 
of fire. This is an ever present hazard, and upon, the assets of 
Constituent Chapters amounting to $257,518.07 there is only 
$105,138.07 fire insurance. In fact, 13 Chapters do not report 
any fire insurance. 


At the close of the last fiscal year there were 21,931 mem- 
bers in this Jurisdiction. Of this number 3,418 are life mem- 
bers. The average fees per member throughout the Grand 
Jurisdiction is 4.01 %c There was therefore a potential revenue 
by all Constituent Chapters of $64,298.83, of which it is esti- 
mated that more than 50 per cent, is outstanding. 


The amount expended by Constituent Chapters independent 
of that contributed by Grand Chapter for Benevolence during 
the current year was $3,669.42. 

Two Day Session 

At the Grand Convocation held at London in February, 
1933, your Committee recommended that the Grand Convoca- 
tion be confined to a two day session instead of three as for- 


merly. Your Committee now wishes to report to this Grand 
Convocation the effect of the recommendation. 

In 1932 Grand Convocation at Hamilton cost $1,229.66 

In 1933 Grand Convocation at London cost 939.40 

Both Convocations were three day sessions. Under the 
recommendations made by your Committee, the two day Con- 
vocation held at Brockville in 1934 cost $256.76. The Grand 
Executive Expense at London was $1,047.45, and for the two 
day session at Brockville it was $884.95. 

Still a further and far reaching benefit is not to be over- 
looked, when it is estimated that not less than $2,500 is saved 
by delegates who attend this Grand Body. 

Special Credit 

The amount of special credit allowed to Chapters who re- 
mitted due to their unemployed members for the last fiscal 
year was $293.50. 


For the purpose of further improving the financial position 
of Grand Chapter, your Committee respectfully submit the 
following recommendations. 

Two Day Session 

That as an emergency measure the Annual Convocation of 
Grand Chapter, including the meeting of the Executive Com- 
mittee, be confined to two days instead of three, to revert to 
the Constitution when general conditions justify, or at the fut- 
ure pleasure of Grand Chapter. 

Per Capita Tax on Unemployed 

That the Per Capita Tax payable by Constituent Chapters 
to Grand Chapter be revoked for the year 1935 on its unem- 
ployed Companions, who through misfortune are unable to pay 
their dues, provided that a satisfactory statement is furnished 
by the Constituent Chapters to the Grand Scribe E. under the 
Seal of the respective Chapters and signed by the First Princi- 
pal and Scribe E., that the Chapter has remitted its dues. 

Special Meeting for Grand Superintendents 

That immediately after the return of the newly elected 
Grand Superintendents to their respective districts, they call a 
meeting of the three Principals of each of the Chapters in their 
districts to discuss and put into effect such measures as are best 
suited to their needs. Firstly, to reduce the amount of out- 


standing dues; secondly, to decrease the number of suspen- 
sions ; and thirdly, to see that the property of the Chapter is 
protected by Fire Insurance ; and fourthly, to see that any in- 
vestments of Chapter funds be in approved securities. 

Investment of Constituent Chapter Funds 
It has been brought to the attention of your Committee that 
some Chapters in the prosperous years invested their surplus 
funds in securities, which at that time appeared attractive, but 
under the pressure of the present period these securities have 
shown considerable shrinkage. It is not only poor business, 
but it is also illegal to invest trust funds in securities that are 
surrounded by an atmosphere of speculation. It is respectfully 
submitted that Grand Superintendent make an early inquiry 
in their respective districts and correct this irregularity with 
the least possible delay. It is further suggested that any Chap- 
ter would be well advised to consult its banker before invest- 
ing trust funds. 

Fiscal Year . 

It has been brought to the attention of your Committee that 
confusion exists with respect to the Fiscal Year of Constituent 
Chapters. We find upon inquiry that reference to this matter 
is to be found at Page 162 in the 1910 Proceedings as follows: 

Change of Date 

"It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. D. A. Clark, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. H. T. Smith, and 

Resolved, — That in view of the change of date of the Annual 'Convo- 
cation of Grand 'Chapter, that iSection 23, page 141, be amended so that 
the respective dates may read '30th November and 31st of December. , " 

Note: This is apparently intended to mean that Grand 
Chapter fiscal year shall close one month later than Constituent 

Nothing more is found in the records of Grand Chapter on 
this point, until the year 1924, when at page 206 we find the 

Annual Election of Officers in Constituent Chapters 
"M. Ex. Comp. R. H. Spencer, 'Grand Z. (with M. Ex. Comp. W. N. 

Ponton in the chair), moved, seconded by Ex. Comp. W. J. Potts, and 


Resolved, — That Section 173 of the Constitution after the word 'elect' 

and before the words 'by the', in) the first line, be changed to read 'at the 

Regular Convocation in November'. " 

This resolution seems to overlap that of 1910, but strange 
to say in the year 1923 Grand Chapter published a new edition 
of the Book of Constitution, in which the Fiscal Year for Con- 


stituent Chapters was fixed at December 31st in each year, and 
there is no record showing when this change was brought 

Then again in 1926, Page 188-189 of the Proceedings, reads 
as follows: 

Fiscal Year of Constituent Chapters 

"It was movd by R. Ex. iComp. Austin Evans, seconded by R. Ex. 
Camp. Edwin Smith, and — 

"Resolved, — That the Constitution be amended by deleting Section No: 
220, and substituting 1 in lieu thereof the following: 

" 'The fiscal year of every constituent Chapter shall close on the 30th 
November. Immediately following such date, the boks and accounts of the 
Chapter shall ibe audited by the Auditors, who shall report such audit 
to the Chapters on the day appointed for the installation and investiture 
of the officers, and prior to such in stall ationi.' 

" 'That in the second line of Section 141 the words 'December 31st' 
be deleted and the words 'November 30th' be substituted in lieu thereof." 

All the foregoing records refer to Constituent Chapters 
only, and your Committee is advised that some Chapters con- 
duct their elections in November and installation in December, 
while others conduct 'elections in December and installation in 
January, which therefore results in the working year of the 
Chapter not being concurrent with its fiscal year. Annual re- 
turns to Grand Chapter are delayed and the financial condition 
of Grand Chapter is thereby effected. It is the opinion of your 
Committee that not only would Constituent Chapters find it a 
benefit, but that Grand Chapter would also find its financial 
position improved, if the fiscal year of Constituent Chapters 
was fixed as December 31st of each year. 

Fiscal Year of Grand Chapter 

In the Proceedings of 1910 the Fiscal Year of Grand Chap- 
ter ended December, 1909, with a cash balance of $6,117.53, 
and in 1910 they started a new year as of February 4th, 1910, 
with the same cash balance in the Bank of Commerce, without 
any reference whatever to the month of January, 1910, and 
the entire month of January is missing from the records. Your 
Committee, assisted by M. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith, have 
examined the records of Grand Chapter and have been unable 
to find authority for changing the Grand Chapter Fiscal 
Year, which in 1909 ended in December, and for many years 
since been ending on January 31st of each year. 

The whole situation appears that only certain portions of 
the Constitution were amended when the resolutions were 
adopted, then others at later dates endeavoured to correct past 
errors, which in fact only added to the confusion. 


Grand Chapter has therefore been operating for a long 
time, closing its Fiscal Year on a date that differs from that 
provided in the Book of Constitution. 

Your Committee recommends that all reference to the Fis- 
cal Year as now found in the Constitution of Grand Chapter be 
deleted, substituting in lieu there of the following: 

(a) The Financial Year of Grand Chapter shall close on 
January 31st of each year. 

(b) The Financial Year of Constituent Chapters shall 
close on December 31st annually, and immediately following 
such date the books and accounts of the Chapter shall be 
audited by the auditors, who shall report such audit on the 
day appointed for the installation and investiture of the 
officers and prior to such installation, and that the annual 
returns of every Chapter shall be made to Grand Chapter 
before the close of the Grand Chapter Financial Year. 

That the application from the Masonic Library for a grant 
of Fifty Dollars be filed. 


Benevolence Grant _._ $2,700.00 

" Inspection 50.00 

Salaries— G.S.E _ 3,600.00 

Office Assistance 780.00 

Honorarium for Grand Treasurer 250.00 

Foreign Correspondence 300.00 

Office Rent, and Telephone, etc _ 700.00 

Bond Premium and Insurance 20.00 

Grand Chapter Expenses (1935) 300.00 

Executive Committee Expenses (1935) 800.00 

Printing Committee Proceedings 950.00 

General Printing 300.00 

Audit and Finance Reports 200.00 

Grand Z.'s Expenses 500.00 

Incidentals— G.S.E., Office _ 175.00 

Jewels and Engraving 300.00' 

Flowers, Sick and Deceased 25.00 

Grand Z. Honorarium _ 350.00 

Total $12,350.00 

Ascompared with the actual expense in 1934 of $12,621.23. 


Certificates $ 225.00 

Dues _ _ 9,500.00 

Fees 217.00 

Dispensations and Warrants 80.00 



Constitutions 65.00 

Rituals 300.00 

Ceremonies 30.00 

Demits '. _ 5.00 

Registrations 3.50 

Interest on Investments 4,400.00 


As compared with 

$15,472.71 in 1934. 


All of which is respectfully submitted. 

S. S. Forbes, Chairman. 
J. T Jackson 
E. H. Brennan 
John Davidson 
Oliver Ellwood 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Geo. L. Gardiner, seconded 
by R. Ex. Comp. S. S. Forbes, and — 

Resolved, — That the report of the Executive Committee on Audit and 
Finance be received and adopted. 


To the Most Excellent the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada : 

The Committee on Benevolence have examined the applica- 
tions for Relief presented to them, and respectfully recommend 
the following grants be made : 

Chapter No. 

1— Widow of G. McN. 

3— Widow of A. B. F. 

3_ Widow of J. G 

3— Widow of A. M. B. . 

3— Widow of R. O 

4— Widow of G.P.E. 

5— Widow of W. A. M. 

5 — 'Widow of J. B 

15— Widow of H. E. D. 

46— 'Comp. W. H. E 

53— Daughter of J. S. 
53— Comp. J. E. W. 
54— Widow of J. A. S. 
54^Widow of H. J. R. 
59— Widow of A. E. C. 
59— JComp. C, N. E. 
63 — Widow of M. M. 
72^- Widow of G. McF. 
74_Widow of W. R. L. 
76 — Widow of R. J. L. . 
79— Comp. C. H. G. F. 

82— 'Comp. F. O'C 

91— Widow of R. J. R. . 


Chapter No. 112— Widow of A. C 50.00 

119— Widow of W. N 50.00 

119— Widow of S. G 50.00 

145— Widow of E. S 50.00 

145_Widow of L. J. H 100.00 

145_Widow of H. McL 60.00 

145— Daughter of J. C 60.00 

152-^Comp. W. K. - 100.00 

163— Widow of R. A. M 50.00 

195— Widow of D. G. S - 50.00 

215— Comp. J. L. B 100.00 

219— Widow of A. MacD 60.00 

2,31— Widow of J. W 60.00 

—Widow of R. H. S. (Special) 100.00 


Your Committee would recommend that the grants to the 
Toronto beneficiaries be payable through the Secretary-Treas- 
urer of the Local Board of Relief, Toronto. 

Fraternally submitted, 

J. B. Nixon, Chairman 
John J. Gardiner 
George W. Slack 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, second- 
ed by R. Ex. Comp. J. B. Nixon, and — 

Resolved — That the report of the Committee on Benevolence be re- 
ceived and adopted. 


To the Most Excellent, the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada : 

Your Committee on the Condition of Capitular Masonry as 
applied to the Grand Jurisdiction within the confines of this 
Grand Body, approaches the subject with timidity and diffi- 
dence, as we would pay homage to the genius of those who 
have been charged with this responsibility in bygone days, and 
whose summaries were such masterpieces in the world of Mas- 
onic Literature. 

The institution of Masonry in all its branches, like other 
societies, has felt the wind and wave of tempestuous seas and 
were it not for the timbers of oak and the gallant crew it would 
have suffered to a greater extend on the shoals of Narrow 
Mindedness and the rock bound coast of Self Glorification, than 
has been the case. 


The anchor cast by our forefathers however was not in 
shifting sand, but has, through the centuries held securely, by 
the anchor rope of Faith and Good Works. Now that the true 
compass of Brotherly Love and the charted course of Relief 
and Truth are still our guide, we again steer for the open seas, 
firm in the conviction that the Haven of Kindness and Compas- 
sion will be reached and ultimately be the stronger because of 
the heavy seas of sacrifice, sorrow and want which have beset 
our course. 

Your Committee once more express its sense of the great 
value of the system of District Superintendents and of the 
splendid services rendered year by year by these representa- 
tives of the Grand Z. The reports bear frequent testimony of 
the usefulness of this feature of our organization and your 
Committee's correspondence with the present holders of these 
offices has given ample reason for satisfaction that men of so 
high quality are willing to give, their services to the Craft, in 
an office where the duties are often arduous and exacting. 

Many of the Grand Superintendents call attention, as in 
former years, to the undue proportion of members whose dues 
are allowed to fall into arrears, and who, in many cases, are 
not dealt with as promptly and efficiently as they should be. 
There are, of course, circumstances which call for leniency, but 
in very many instances, the Companion in arrears has no real 
interest in the Chapter or the Craft, and no good purpose is 
served by keeping such Companions as nominal members. The 
successful Chapter is not always the one with the largest mem- 
bership, rather the Chapter with the best men ; men who wish 
to leave a record behind them of service to their fellows, and 
who have found in Royal Arch Masonry a practical working 
outlet for the spirit of fraternity ; that impelling force for good 
citizenship and good government. 

Closely linked with the question of delinquent members is 
that of too free admission of candidates, and one feels that 
always the essential precautions are not taken, resulting in 
frequent demits and suspensions of those who should never 
have entered. It would appear that many miss the real object- 
ive of Free Masonry "Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth" but 
in place of extending relief to others, look to Masonry to help 
them in their personal and selfish motives. 

Dare we intimate also that wrong financial methods are 
responsible in come cases for laxity in scanning qualifications 
of candidates, and that a greater proportion of the Exaltation 
Fee is used to defray running expenses than should be. The 
self-respecting Chapter will see to it that its ordinary revenues 


bear a proper proportion to its expenses; will cut down its 
controllable expenses or increase its annual dues, rather than 
place itself in a position where acceptance or rejection of an 
applicant may be even slightly affected by money considera- 
tion, and the lowering of standards which have been flying at 
mast heads from generation to generation. It would seem that 
this timely warning should be sounded as a clarion call and 
just when we have passed through a period when fewer candi- 
dates have been knocking at our doors than in better times of 
yesterday and also when the hand-writing is on the wall, indi- 
cating renewed activity. 

As the sun shoots its transfiguring rays through the great 
dull cloud evoking beauty from the bro'wn earth ; such is Royal 
Arch Masonry, which unites all high interests and brings to 
their service a vast world-wide fraternity of free men, built 
upon a basis of spiritual faith, whose mission it is to make men 
friends, to refine and exalt their lives, to turn them from the 
semblance of life to homage of truth, righteousness and char- 
acter. It upholds every noble and redeeming ideal of humanity, 
making all things better by its presence like a meadow that 
rests upon a subterranean stream. 

Hope — the spark that kindles is growing brighter day by 
day, and which is indicated in the excellent condition of har- 
mony so noticeable on all sides and which happily prevails 
throughout the Craft. 

The following interesting statistics are presented : 

Number of Chapters 159 

Number of Members to November 30th, 1933 23,021 

Number of Registrations to November 30th, 1934 265 

Number of Joinings to November 30th, 1934 52! 

Number of Restorations to November 30th, 1934 25 


Number of Withdrawals to November 30th, 1934 331 

Number of Suspensions to November 30th, 1934 754 

Number of Deaths to November 30th, 1934 347 

Net loss „ ; 1,090 

Total Membership to November 30th, 1934 - 21,931 

It is true that only twenty-one Chapters show an increase 
in membership during the year, while many others have been 
devoid of applications, yet the spirit of optimism and good-will 


is as a beacon guiding, encouraging and pointing the way to 
smoother waters which have been disturbed and riled by the 
currents of fate. The spirit of optimism is not easily subdued. 

While the note of general harmony is sounded, there are 
of course, rifts in the lute. Occasionally the evil head of self- 
will and egotism appears. This, however regretable, is fre- 
quently the case. Harmony like stability is one of the pillars 
guarding and supporting the excellencies and virtues of the 
Royal Craft. It is fundamental and lies at the very root of 
Masonic life. In what better way can the Craft demonstrate 
the cardinal virtues of our institution to the uninitiated than by 
dwelling together in happiness and unity? Undoubtedly it is of 
prime importance that men of good-will everywhere should en- 
deavour to manifest mutuality, which rises from self-discipline 
and mutual confidence, if our great order is to continue and 
wield the influence which is within the compass of its attain- 
ments. As the Builder raises his column by the Level and 
Plumb Rule, so may Royal Arch Masonry arise and see the 
dawn of a new day, resplendent in service and clothed in good 
works ; then, the builders of to-morrow will be able to say of 
those who have preceded them, that they builded on a firm 
foundation, were equal to their tasks, and worthy of their 
exalted privileges. May we hope that we will be strengthened 
because of the visisitudes, trials and difficulties with which we 
have been grappling during the last five years and be able to 
re-establish a new condition where selfishness, greed and in- 
tolerance will give way to the nobler ideals of harmony, kind- 
ness and generosity. Where man bargains with man without 
fear of deception or inflation. It is our privilege and our duty 
to share in this transformation and assist in no small measure 
in throwing aside the material that is unfit for the Temple. 

Faith lends its realizing light, 

The clouds disperse, the shadows fly; 

The invisible appears in sight, 
And God is seem by mortal eye. 


Another of the foundation stones of Free Masonry and of 
wide import is "Charity." It includes the entire service of 
doing good to others in every way, and covers and heles that 
friendly help, that personal assistance and those loving words 
of encouragement, which are worth so much to all who seek 
and need them. There is a wealth of value, refined as pure 
gold, in thinking and acting kindly to such an extent that the 


Scales of Justice would be balanced with giving plenteously. 
"Charity endureth all things, it never faileth." 

A careful analysis of the Grand Superintendents' reports 
again throw to us the challenge of yesterday that cannot go 
unheeded. There is a depth of compassion almost unfathom- 
able, constantly calling for succour and relief, and which is 
being satisfied in many cases, almost to the breaking point. 
Many Chapters have unhesitatingly and unstintingly sprung to 
duty and it is to be hoped that those Chapters which show no 
expenditure, have heard no call. 

Surveying the reports of former years we are constrained 
to say, that while in the main, this "saving grace" is well to 
the front, yet the voice in the wilderness seems to be echoing 
in the hills and crying, "Is there no help for the Widow's 
Son"? This cry has been answered by many Chapters of this 
Jurisdiction and the splendid sum of $3,675.00 has this year 
been placed upon the Altar of Royal Arch Masonry. This is 
exclusive of the splendid amount reported by the Committee 
on Benevolence. But this "yard stick" does not wholly measure 
the good deeds of our members, who moved by compassion 
and pity give when it is within their power, without ostenta- 
tion or hope of earthly reward. In this act we have as men 
and as Masons risen to a level not otherwise attainable. We 
have scaled heights and blended our souls with those whose 
burdens are heavier than our own. Let us not forget that an 
enduring charity, whether it is in giving plenteously or in 
thought and word, flow most freely from a love of duty and 
the hope of future happiness; happiness that abounds more 
abundantly with knowledge of duty well done and the gratifica- 
tion that self-denial and self-sacrifice have played an important 
part in the bridging of the awful abyss which besets the path- 
way of many of our kind. 

The commendation of your Committee is extended to those 
Chapters which yearly show an expenditure for Benevolent 
purposes, in many cases without regard for race or creed, and 
we offer encouragement to those who have yet to show activity 
in this regard. 

Do good. Not dream it all day long, 

So then shall life, death, and the vast forever 

Be one grand, sweet song. 

There have been times when a comprehensive and happy 
report on this subject have been presented and this would be 
again possible were it not that Royal Arch Masonry has also 


unwillingly shared in the adverse economic conditions of the 
past few years. There are however many potent factors of 
finance which are of importance to the well-being of the con- 
stituent Chapters, a few of which we will touch upon. 

1. Reserves — Have sufficient reserves been set up to pro- 
vide for adequate depreciation of Brick and Mortar, Dues 
Receivable as well as Chapter Equipment and paraphernalia, 
together with a re^ valuation of securities held? Of this your 
Committee feels doubtful inasmuch as book assets have in the 
last six years shown a depreciation or shrinkage of only 
$1,917.00 on a valuation of $253,410.00, of which amount there 
is the sum of $66,985.00 in outstanding dues alone and owing 
by 4,699 of our members. Against this we can compare the 
1930 report when the total assets stood at $255,327.00 and in 
which was included $34,982.00 in unpaid dues, owing by 2,775 
members. These figures show an increase in outstanding dues 
in arrears of 91%, while the number of Companions in arrears 
has jumped 70%. 

The Liabilities for the same periods show an increase to 
proportions which would indicate that the closest watch has 
not been observed. The comparative figures show 1929 liabili- 
ties at $14,825.00 and 1934 at $27,572.00. 

2. Assessments — If we would but take heed of warnings 
which have been sounded year after year, many Chapters 
would be in a stronger financial position than they appear to 
be. Again we marvel at the nominal yearly assessment im- 
posed my many Chapters, and are inclined to the belief that an 
increase of $1.00 or $2.00 per member, where the yearly dues 
are below $5.00 would not be reflected seriously in the amount 
now unpaid, while at the same time, current liabilities would 
be bettered to an extent beyond comprehension. 

3. Faithful — Although the list of suspensions for N.P.D. 
is formidable, yet great praise is due for the kindly and con- 
siderate way many of the Chapters are endeavouring to pre- 
serve for Grand Chapter, a membership of true and faithful 
craftsmen. It is no secret that many are being kept in good 
standing whom fortune has not favoured and who are hoping 
against hope for a new day to dawn when they can again keep 
step with the larger army. These are the Companions for 
whom every consideration should be given. 

Under the heading of Finance the pertinent suggestion 
may be made and which seems to mark the trend of Masonic 
thought, that if it were possible to consolidate, to some slight 
degree, the physical strength of the Chapers, a greater and 


stronger impetus would be given where, at the present time the 
mill-stones are grinding slowly and where the spark of activity 
is dimly smouldering. 

Your Committee knowing that the financial standing of 
Grand Chapter will be reviewed by those charged with that 
responsibility, wish to say that we are quite sure that with 
such an able administration, the finances of this Grand Body 
will be found to be in a sound and secure position. 

Grand Superintendents' Reports 

From the reports of the Grand Superintendents, we gather 
much interesting information and it is gratifying to read of 
the loyalty, enthusiasm and energy which characterizes the 159 
Chapters paying allegiance to this Grand Body, and including 
as it does that radiant Chapter in the Land of the Midnight 
Sun, Klondike, No. 154, at Dawson City, Yukon Territory. 

It is encouraging to note the steady continuance of Chap- 
ters attending Divine Service in many places and varied de- 
nominations. Your Committee deems this practice worthy of 
notice, and recommends it to Districts and Associations as a 
means of stimulating such virtues as stability, harmony and 
charity, for which both the Church and our Order stand. Every 
organization and movement which stand for these great social 
virtues, should co-operate with all others similarly inspired for 
the general good. 

Nearly everywhere in the Province we read of enthusiastic 
gatherings being held, although many were without material 
for the Temple ; yet urged by the sincere desire to promote the 
ideas and ideals of Royal Arch Masonry, carry on this great 
work, realizing as they do, that Royal Arch Masonry is more 
than an institution, more than a tradition, more than a society ; 
it is one of the forms of divine life upon earth. No one may 
ever hope to describe a spirit so benign and beautiful, an in- 
fluence so quiet, so unresting, so persistent, and so gracious. 

The following are a few extracts from the District re- 
ports : — 

'In times of distress it is encouraging to find enthusiastic 


"A better diay is dawning when our Brother Mason will de- 
mand of us, 'More Light in Masonry' ". 

"The future looks reassuring and we hope soon to see Masonry 

in all its branches attain to the high standard to which it is justly 


"The Companions are bending every effort to maintain their 

high standing in Capitular Masonry." 

"Harmony and uanimity reign throughout the District." 


"The Chapters expect greater prosperity in the near future; 
the zeal and proficiency of the officers is a proof of their optimism." 

"Throughout the District the greatest harmony prevails and 
all the Chapters are well quartered and equipped for working the 

"The evident courage with which the Companions have met and 
are meeting both personal and Masonic difficulties is admirable." 

And from the report on the Condition of Capitular Masonry 
in the far-flung battle line of the Yukon, we read these lines, "The 
Chapter is in good financial condition and has weathered the worst 
of the storm. Greater interest and more earnest endeavour may be 

The Grand Superintendents will find their highest reward 
in the performance of their duties and we convey to them the 
thanks of this Grand Body for their unrelenting and persistent 
endeavour on behalf of Royal Arch Masonry. 

Without the corps of efficient District Superintendents, a 
proper dissemination of the Ritual would be well nigh impos- 
sible. The splendid services rendered by these faithful workers 
is reflected in the standard of excellence attained. ' 

Ideals are like stars. You will not succeed in touching them 
with your hands, but like the mariner upon the vast expanse 
of water, you will choose them as your guide and following 
them, reach your destiny. 

Reference in the District reports to the activities of Prin- 
cipals' Associations shows expansion and progress. These 
associations, in the opinion of your Committee, are accom- 
plishing a work in the bringing together those who have and 
are serving the Royal Craft, in a manner not altogether feas- 
ible in the Constituent Chapters. 

The following is an extract from one of the reports and 
which possibly reflects to some extent the general feeling : — 

"The Principals' Association is steadily improving but it has not 
yet, I believe, found a wide enough field for itself. It might lend its 
strength to the promotion of inter-change of visits among Chapters, 
both urban and rural; the development of greater .study of the sym- 
bolism and the history; devise ways and means of retaining good 
members and of assisting struggling Chapters and might wisely 
initiate new avenues of service." 

This quotation would indicate that the opportunities to 
serve are all about us and a widening field of useful activity is 
open to the labourers in the vineyard of good works. 

At this point it would appear opportune to record the well- 
merited praise given in a report on the work of the Welfare 
Committee in the two Toronto Districts. 

"I believe the outstanding activity of the two Toronto Districts 
has been the work of the Welfare Committee which was formed some 
three years ago. 


"I wish to congratulate the Committee and all those who made it 
possible for them to carry out their programme. I am sure this year's 
efforts have exceeded that of last year and I hope Grand Chapter, at 
its next Convocation, will put a stamp of official recognition on the 
worthy work of this Committee. " 

Masonic material is not worn out by work, but rather in- 
creases in usefulness and strength, and the membership is hap- 
piest and most prosperous when they are employed as fre- 
quently as possible on some Masonic task, for having aroused 
a spark of interest, soon is kindled the flame of enthusiasm. 

This human kindness will engender the wholesome respect 
for what our institution stands for, in the hearts and minds of 
these sick dependents, the wives and children of our Canadian 
manhood, for they cannot forget that Masonry is one of the 
forms of Divine life upon earth. 

"Love so amazing, so divine, 
Demands my soul, my life, my all." 


"Study the past if you would divine the future," wrote the 
old Chinese philosopher. 

It is sometimes well to sit in retrospect and ponder upon the 
things of the past. If we will but turn back the pages in the 
ebb and flow of Royal Arch Masonry during the last thirty, 
forty or even fifty years, there will be found food and susten- 
ance necessary for the wholesome development of our aims and 
objects. In the days when our membership was a fraction of 
what it is to-day, Chapters of Instruction were the rule rather 
than the exception ; there was a desire for a fuller and more 
complete knowledge of Masonry and a faith in the Grand 
Geometrician of the Universe which was as firm as Gibraltar. 
In these things our forefathers were rich and they have left 
us a heritage of Faith and Good Works which in the interven- 
ing years has "been the fertile soil, out of which has grown a 
larger Fraternity with greater responsibilities and undreamed 
of possibilities for a practical brotherhood of which we should 
be justly proud. 

Your Committee recommends that the Grand Superintend- 
ents be asked to supply the initiative, the driving power, and to 
make it one of their duties to see that, once a year in each 
Disrict is held a Chapter of Instruction for each of the three 
degrees, and that where the District covers a large Masonic 
centre as well as rural Chapters, meeting of a similar nature 
be held in convenient and most enthusiastic places in both sec- 


For the stimulating of interest in the affairs of Grand 
Chapter, the continuance and increased use and study of Grand 
Chapter proceedings is recommended, embracing as it does the 
verdue of Royal Arch Masonry as gleaned from the four points 
of the compass and under the heading "Fraternal Correspond- 
ence." Always enlightening, always encouraging, ever stead- 

Great praise is due to the Committee who have just placed 
in our hands the History of Grand Chapter, 1857-1932. Within 
the covers of this book will be found many interesting and his- 
torical facts not only embracing the seventy-five years of its 
active life but includes also Royal Arch Masonry in Canada 
for a century and a half. This small book brings out the colour 
of important characters in our Craft who invested their fleet- 
ing mortal years, brief at their longest, with enduring signifi- 
cance and beauty. It encourages each of us, however humble 
and obscure, to have a place and part in this stupendous enter- 

On every hand is found the desire among Royal Arch 
Masons to delve beneath the surface to add to their store of 
knowledge so that they may understand more clearly the signs, 
symbols and legends of our esoteric work. More Light in 
Masonry is commendable, and addresses on the subjects of the 
Royal Arch, the Standards, the Temple, Allegory and Symbol- 
ism should be encouraged as the best medium of enlightenment. 

There can be no harvest without labour. The furrow must 
be turned, the seed sown, the trees pruned and the vines train- 
ed. Without labour there can be no self dependence, which 
completed the character of man. 

Your Committee feels impelled to make reference to the 
lofty influences which the officers of Grand Chapter wield and 
have exercised throughout the jurisdiction and which has in- 
spired and encouraged all those with whom they came in con- 
tact. Words fail to express adequately the high esteem in 
which the Most Excellent the Grand Z. is held. His devotion 
to Masonry, in its various branches, and his many splendid 
qualities of good citizenship, have endeared him to his Com- 
panions, and in the words of the Junior Warden's toast we say, 
"Happy to meet, sorry to part, and Happy to meet again." His 
term of office although short has been filled with devotion and 
enobling work on behalf of the Royal Craft. 

In conclusion, although Father Time has taken toll during 
the year just passing into history and the lamp of Royal Arch 
Masonry has with difficulty been shedding its light through 


heavy clouds, yet the ideal of Masonry in Ontario is still fresh 
as the dew and bright with colour, the vision of the living 
temple— slowly but surely rising again in the midst of present 
day activities; a temple building and built upon, and each 
workman not only a humble builder, but himself a living stone, 
foursquare and finely wrought, to be built into the whole. It is 
fulfilling its mission of enobling and exalting humanity and 
continues to bring light out of darkness and beauty out of ang- 
ularity which will ever help to make every hard-won inherit- 
ance more secure, every sanctity more sacred and every hope 
more radiant. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Frank G. McLean, Chairman 
R. Hillier 
J. W. Joynt 
W. F. McKenzie 
Fred Smith. 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, second- 
ed by R. Ex. Comp. Frank G. McLean, and — 

Resolved, — That the report of the Executive Committee on (Condition 
of Capitulary Masonry be received and adopted. 




To the Most Excellent, the Grand Z., Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada: 

Your Committee on Fraternal Dead beg to report as fol- 

Our own Grand Jurisdiction has severely felt the ever on- 
ward march of the Grim Reaper. No less than three hundred 
and thirty-nine Royal Arch Companions have answered the 
Final Call since last we assembled, among the number being: 
Most Excellent Honourary P.G.Z.E.T. Malone, K.C., one of the 
outstanding Masons of Canada, who died on October 9th in his 
eighty-first year. During his active Masonic life, he served the 
fraternity in many high positions, being Grand Master of the 
Grand Lodge of Canada in 1899 to 1902, Grand Treasurer for 
many years, Grand Master of the Great Priory of Canada in 
1894-95, and Honourary Grand Principal of our own Grand 
Body, a 33° Scottish Rite Mason and an outstanding mem- 
ber of the legal profession. Truly in his passing we have suf- 
fered a great loss. 

Other outstanding members of our Grand Body include: 
R. Ex. Comp. E. J. Redpath, P. Grand Supt.; R. Ex. Comp. Dr. 
W. J. Fear, P. Grand Supt. ; R. Ex. Comp. D. W. Markham, 
P.G.N., and R. Ex. Comp. J. S. Barnard, P.G. Supt. 

They rest from their labours, the lance broken. The wait- 
ing dreams true, sleeping in that high hour in which they lived 
and died. 

We mourn the passing of many distinguished Companions 
who were elevated to the highest officers in their - respective 
Grand Jurisdictions in the sister Grand Chapters to the South, 
namely : 

Alabama— M. Ex. Comp. William E. Bingham, P.G.H.P.; 
M. Ex. Comp. Robert W. Ward, P.G.H.P. 

Colorado— M. Ex. Comp. Marshall H. Van Fleet, P.G.H.P. 

California— M. Ex. Comp. Samuel A. Clark, P.G.H.P. 

Delaware — M. Ex. Comp. Frank L. Long, P.G.H.P. 

Georgia— M. Ex. Comp. H. Warner Hill, P.G.H.P. ; M. Ex. 
Comp. C. Percy Taylor, P.G.H.P. 

Iowa— M. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Willard, P.G.H.P. 

Kentucky— M. Ex. Comp, N. 0. Rigney, P.G.H.P. 

Louisiana — R. Ex. Comp. John A. Davilla, Grand Secre- 

Ohio— M. Ex. Comp. Robert E. Lee, P.G.H.P. 

Maine— M. Ex. Comp. Wallace N. Price, P.G.H.P. 


Mississippi — M. Ex. Comp. George C. Myers, P.G.H.P. 

Montana— M. Ex. Comp. Harry M. Allen, P.G.H.P. 

Nevada— M. Ex. Comp. William Sutherland, P.G.H.P. ; M. 
Ex. Comp. James M. Robertson, P.G.H.P. ; R. Ex. Comp. John 
R. Donley, G.M. 2nd Veil. 

New Jersey— M. Ex. Comp. William H. Dowe, P.G.H.P. 

Oregon— M. Ex. Comp. Frank J. Miller, P.G.H.P. 

South Dakota— M. Ex. Comp. John A. Cleaver, P.M.W.G., 

Tennessee — M. Ex. Comp. Albert G. Kimbrough, Sen. 

Wyoming— M. Ex. Comp. Fincelius G. Burnett, P.G.C.K.T. 
and P.G. Chaplain. 

To all these faithful and outstanding Companions, the top- 
most boughs of whose devoted lives were bright with the blos- 
soms of service, we pay respectful affectionate tribute and ex- 
tend sincere sympathy. 

"iSleep on, dear hearts, sleep on, 
Beneath the lonely grassy mound; 
Repose in peace — thy soul unbound, 
This life well lost — the new life found, 
iSleep on dear hearts, sleep on." 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. Stewart, Chairman 
G. N. Mather 
Thos. McKim 
R. Cavanagh 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, second- 
ed by R. Ex. Comp. W. L. Stewart, and — 

Resolved, — That the report of the 'Committee on Fraternal Dead be 

Chapter. ! 

No. 1. Wim. iStanford. 
No. 2. Jas. Oliver, J. A. Locheed, C. V. Emory, Wm. Ballard, M. C. 

Nixon, J. S. Whitefield, J. 0. Blinkley, R. Jackson. 
No. 3. W. H. Abbott, W. F. Darch, C. Forrester, J. Graham, H. Hay- 
man, J. H. Hobbs, A. C. Hobbs, J. A. Tancock, J. Vas- 

binider, J. Ward. 
No. 4. J. C. Bloomer, F. C. Chinnell, W. R. Evans, P. W. Jameson, 

G. C. Kirby, E. T. Malone. 
No. 5. A. Orr, W. J. Fear, J. S. Barnard, W. R. jar-main, A. T. 

Edwards, W. 0. Randolph. 
No. 6. J. 0. Callaghan, T. H. Keller, T. V. Parker, J. C. Springstead, 

W. W. Turnbull. 
No. 7. G. Teale, G. M. Lont, J. F. Wells, A. Kerr, J. Maiden, W, R. 

Scott, G. L. Vanhorne. 


























































































E. T. Malone, J. D. Bland, S. Brown, H. T. Gardner. 

D. J. MclNaughton, J. W. Needlam. 

H. W. Wilson, T. A. Howard, J. Cainocham, J. S. Graham, 

D. McEachern, W. Joyner, D. N. McDonald, H. M. 

R. Pearson, H. Finkle. 

R. Frayne, G. Burch, J. R. Dnwoodie, S. C. Honsburger. 
W. L. Hughes, C. E, iMcKay. 
David Fink. 

D. Miller, J. P. Rankin, R. S. Robinson. A. R. Brothers. 

W. A Bleeker, J. Shurie, J. W. Martin, D. L. Purdy, R. Work- 
man, H. F. Whittier. 
H. Lavers, W. Myers. 
W. C. Atkinson, E. J. Stacey. 
J. Kobler, P. Smith. 

A. C. Hunter, W. F. A. Naftel, A. Grasswick, W. T. Mumey. 
J W Allison, C. D. Hart, H. Loney. 

G. D. Forbes, A. MaoBean, F. D. Collins. 

E. A. Hodges. 

E. W. Evans, F. S. Allin. 

B. Shortley, A. K. Richardson. 

H. A. Ward, W. A. Russell, W. Mitchell, H. Reynolds, G. V. 

C. Strong. 
R. Mahoney, C. W. Kelly, iC. Gletcher, W. Bowen, W. Rapp. 
J. E. Miller, Wm. H. Jewell. 
Robert Snitsinger. 
J. F. Simms. 
S. R. Montgomery, W. W. Scane, C. K. Campbell, T. H. Cade, 

F. Stover. 

A. J. Hewson, S. Troop, T. Harper, W. J. Yonden. 

B. Dunlop, R, Williamson, A. E. Fitzgerald, A. S. Code. 

E. Adderman, H. J. Rock, J. R. Payson, Wm. Baird, J. Gray, 
A. E. Hookway, E. R. Wilson, C. Scrace, T Fitzgerald, T. 

H. €. Brown, W. H. Wright. 

H. Hardy, J. Hosick, J. W. Nor cross. 

J. Greene, F. A. Chatson, T. E. Scott, A. W. Mallory. 

T. H. Lennox, J. E. Manning. 

E. Gazain. 

J. D. McKenzie. 

C. R. Pascoe. 

C. P. Sparling, W. K. Pearce, W. C. Michell, F. G. Morrison, 

R. K. Grant, R. W. Hull, Wm. H. Grant. 
R. R. Ralph, W. >S. Love, A. J.Smith. 
R. A. Hunter, H. F. Gilmore. 

F. P. Warne, A. F. Thompson. 

Wm. Craig, J. H. Lawrence, M. Samson. 

R. Miller, A. Rogers, T. M. Trueman, J. T. Nicholls. 

Jas. C. Watson. 

F. Trenwith, T. H. Wooster, A. P. Neilson, J. Abbott, R. E. 

Martin, W. A. Scott, W. Paterson, D. W. Markham, T. 

Mitchell, J. Ruttan, T. W. Horn. 
J. Semple, W. Bryant. 
R. Hall, G. B. Foster. 


No. 80. A. D. Bolby, D. L. Carley, T. Chick, R. Coyle, G. J. Jennings, 

J. Jenkinson, G. B. McLeod, E. Sexton, F. J. Woodrow, E. 

A. Theobald. 

No. 81. W. J. Fear. 

No. 82. J. W. Morgan, L, E, Jones, D. Person, W. N. McQuigge, W. J. 

Han well, B. Elliott, T. Milne. 

No. 83 D. Murphy. 

No. 84. C. E. Richards 

No. 86. A. E. Patterson. 

No. 88. R. Eastlake, T. B. Tiffin, R. D. Black. 

No. 90. D. Jordan. 

No. 91. S. Hobbs, A. Allan. 

No. 94. G. E. Lytle, W. G. McCortz. 

No. 95. J. A. Sharp, L. Dibble, Wrn. Walsh. 

No. 100. W. Rablb, *S. S. Day, J. Rowledge, E. A. Geiger. 

No. 102. S. N. Berry, G. Boyd, W. W. Climie, H. W. Ross. 

No. 103. A. D. Mclnnis, W. L. Boucher. 

No. 112. D. Fink, M. J. Hess, W. K. Farlingen, W. M. Saucier. 

No. 113. F. W. Snelgrove, A. Adams, R. J. Johnston, W. W. Sheets. 

No. 115. J. H. Ruddle. 

No. 116. R. A. Galbraith, R. H. Shields, D. G. Thompson. 

No. 117. H. H. Schaefer, F. G. Kreuger, W. A. Rolling, R. H. Snider. 

No. 119. J. B. Tuckwell, C. Mitchell, S. E. Blackman. 

No. 129. Wm. Babb. 

No. 130. Jas. Burns. 

No. 131. F. J. Rock. 

No. 132. W. J. Thompson, S. Adams, R. H. McCalpin. 

No. 133. W. Crawford. 

No. 138. F. Dalton, W. R. Brown, B. Warren, E. Irvine. 

No. 140. 'G. H. Coo, S. R. Bakewell. 

No. 144. D. G. Wells. 

No. 145. J. K. Irwin, J. McMurem, F. W. Pense, G. B. Foster, W. Dalley, 

H. A. Garloch, W. K. Smillie, W. K. Brandon, W. A. 

Mathieson, G. McQuillan, J. E. Ebersale, D. L. Gordon, R 

H. H Baird, R. J. Cluff, W. Walsh. 

No. 146. A. Malcolm. 

No. 148. D. K. McPhee. 

No. 149. G. H. C. Green. 

No. 150. Jas. Fitzgerald. 

No. 151. E. A. Dunlop, F. C. Delaney. 

No. 152. Robt. Ferris. 

No. 154. W. M. Cribbs, W. H. Briggs, J. H. Huff. 

No. 155. R. W. Minchin, F Martin. 

No. 161. W. J. McFaul, W. H. Nugent, H. Kells. 

No. 163. D. Reid, J. Bibby, S. L. Cowley. 

No. 164. J. E. Milner. 

No. 167. F. Porter. 

No. 169. H. M. Somerville, F. E. Coon, R. C. Pyne, W. J. Shields, W. 

D. Davis. 

No. 175. W. J. Fearman, D. M. Brown, W. H. Ballard, J. Lennox, G. 


No. 184. A. McAllister. 

No. 185. T. Windsor, S. C. Taylor. 

No. 195. F. Holwell. 


No. H98. G. A. Sinclair, B. W. Hatby, W. H. Bennett, N. E. Bennett, 

C. R. Estis. 

No. 203. G. H. Dickson. 

No. 213. R. S. Dixon, H. T. Hydnman. 

No. 215. iQias. Harrison. 

No. 217. G. E. Salt. 

No. 218. (Chas. Moon. 

No. 219. Wim. Steen, R. S. Flint. 

No. 223. G. S. Code. 

No. 224. M. Silverman, J. Starr, W. G. Simpson, F. R. Martin. 

No. 225. J. V. Home, H. Thompson. 

No. 231. H. Johnson. 

No. 232. W. A. Dowdell, J. C. Gilchrist. 

No. 233. T. Windsor, R. J. Bird. 

No. 235. F. L. Wagner. 

No. 238. H. S. Jones. 

No. 239. E. W. Knight, R. Grist. 

No. 240. W. G. McDonnell. 

No. 244. A. D. Mclnnis. 

No. 249. A. Henry. 

No. 250. John Jenkinson. 

No. 252. A. W. Holder, R. Williamson. 



To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons : 

We endorse most fully the hope expressed by the Grand 
First Principal that we should be actuated by a desire to up- 
hold the high ideals and best traditions of the Order. Putting 
aside all personal differences and approaching every question 
with a fervent desire to do all things in the best interests of 
Royal Arch Masonry. 

With the Grand Z., we unite most fully in the tribute ex- 
pressed in the passing of Most Excellent Companion E. T. 
Malone, whose death was a great loss to Masonry and is deeply 
regretted by every member of the Craft. 


We note with pleasure the recommendation regarding the 
appointment of R. Ex. Comp. Oliver Ellwood, of London — a 
fitting tribute to one who has given valuable service to Grand 
Chapter for many years. 

Grand Representatives 

With respect to Grand Representatives, it is evident that a 
most careful selection has been made. 


Dispensations and Rulings 

We note the Grand First Principal granted 78 dispensa- 
tions during the year, and we are confident in every case he has 
given that consideration which has characterized his actions 
during the year. 

In accordance with a recommendation made at the last 
Convocation, a committee was appointed, at the request of 
Antiquity Chapter, Toronto, to add gold band piping to their 
aprons, in recognition of their 50 years of existence, and we 
understand this committee will report at this Convocation. 

We note that the Grand Z. has performed a valuable ser- 
vice in obtaining from the G.S.E. a comprehensive record of 
the rulings made by the Past Grand First Principals. While 
in the opinion of this committee they are not binding upon 
successors, they are of great informative value. 

Section 61 of the Constitution provides that should a Com- 
panion at the time of his election as Grand Superintendent be 
Z of a Chapter, such election shall ipso facto operate to vacate 
his office of Z. We concur with the Grand First Principal that 
the same principle is applicable to the office of Scribe E., and 
therefore a Companion should not hold the office of Grand 
Superintendent and at the same time that of Scribe E. 

We concur also in his ruling that a Companion is entitled to 
his summons, as long as he is a Companion in good standing. 

With respect to the ruling that a Companion cannot hold 
office in a Constituent Chapter and reside outside the jurisdic- 
tion of this Grand Chapter, we feel that this matter is of such 
importance as to have the consideration of the Executive or 
other committee. 


We join with the Grand Z. in his congratulations to the re- 
cipients of the long service jewels, and with him express the 
hope that they will be long spared to wear this distinctive 

Time of Meeting 

We agree with the Grand Z. that the question of the date of 
holding Grand Convocations should receive most serious con- 

February from a weather standpoint is probably the worst 
time of the year. 

Many phases of the question must be considered, and we 
note with pleasure the Grand First Principal is appointing a 
committee of P. G. Z's to consider and study a more suitable 


time. We suggest that this committee should have power to 
add to their numbers. 

Name of Grand Chapter 

We concur in the action of the Grand Z. in recommending 
that his successor shall appoint a special committee to consider 
whether the name of the Grand Chapter of Canada should be 
changed in such a way as to clearly indicate that its jurisdic- 
tion is constricted to Ontario and the Yukon. 

We are pleased that the Grand Z. has given such serious 
consideration regarding the loss in membership due to non- 
payment of dues and other causes. 

We concur with the Grand First Principal regarding his 
reference to the recent serious illness of M. Ex. Comp. Edwin 
Smith, Grand Scribe E., and feel thankful that he has been 
restored to health. 

We note the decision of the Grand Z. not to accept re-elec- 
tion for another year, which we feel confident every Com- 
panion of Grand Chapter would unanimously desire, and it is 
a matter of general regret that for personal reasons he has so 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 


Walter G. Price, 
C. W. Haentschel, 
W. N. Ponton. 

It was moved by M. Ex. Comp. K. J. Dunstan, seconded by 
M. Ex. Comp. Walter Price, and — 

Resolved, — That the report of the Committee on the Grand Z.'s 
Address be received and adopted. 


It was moved by M. Ex. Comp. K. J. Dunstan, seconded by 
M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Haentschel, and — 

Resolved, — That the rank of Past Z. he conferred upon Companion 
Charles Allen Seager, M.A., D.D., LL.D., D.C.L., Lord Bishop of the 
Diocese of Huron, Past Grand Chaplain and a Past Member of the Board 
of General Purposes of the Grand Lodge of Canada, and a Companion 
of London Chapter, No. 150, in good standing, as a Past Z. of the said 
London Chapter, without his having been elected to or served in the 
offices of J., H. and Z., respectfully, and without his having complied 
with any other requirements of the Constitution of Grand Chapter re- 
lating to the Office of Past Z. on the ground that his services to Masonry, 
his eminence of rank in the Church and as a citizen, and his excellent 


qualities as a man and a Mason, justly entitles him to the deserved hon- 
our; and that the Grand Scribe E. be instructed to issue the Dispensation 
giving London Chapter, No. 150, of London, Ontario, the necessary auth- 
orization to install and invest him." 

Committee on Benevolence 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. M. E. Sherwood, seconded 
by R. Ex. Comp. Alex. Miller, and — 

Resolved, — That R. Ex. Comp. J. B. Nixon be re-elected a member of 
the Committee on Benevolence for a period of three years. 

The following Companions comprise the Committee on 
Benevolence, and are members of the Executive Committee of 
Grand Chapter for their respective terms : 

R. Ex. Comp. J. J. Gardner retires in 1936. 
R. Ex. Comp. George W. Slack retires in 1937. 
R. Ex. Comp. J. B. Nixon retires in 1938. 

Grant to Committee on Arrangements for Grand Chapter 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. L. Stewart, seconded by 
R. Ex. Comp. E. A. Snell, and — 

Resolved,— That this Grand Body grant $50.00, payable to the Kitch- 
ener Committee on Arrangements, as a donation toward their expenses. 

Resolution of Thanks to Kitchener and District 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Rev. Thos. McKim, seconded 
by R. Ex. Comp. John Empey, and — 

Resolved, — That the thanks of the Grand Chapter of Canada 'be tend- 
ered to the Companions of Kitchener and District, and to the Ladies Com- 
mittee for the splendid manner in which the arrangements have been 
carried out by them for the reception and entertainment of the delegates 
in attendance. Especially are we pleased with the courtesies extended to 
our guests, as well as to the ladies who accompanied the delegates. The 
Annual Convocation, we feel sure, will be long remembered by those who 
had the pleasure of being present £.nd participating. 

Thanks to Scrutineers 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. D. Mclntyre, seconded by 
R. Ex. Comp. Frank McLean, and — 

Resolved, — That the thanks of this Grand Body be tendered to R. Ex. 
Comp. Cairns and the other Companions who acted as Scrutineers for 
services rendered in the election of the Officers of Grand Chapter. 

Honourary Member of the Executive Committee 

In accordance with the recommendation of the Grand Z., 
it was moved by R. Ex. Comp. W. Y Mills, seconded by Most 
Ex. Comp. Chas. W. Haentschel, and — 


Resolved, — That R. Ex. Comp. Oliver Ellwood be made an honourary 
member of the Executive Committee as authorized by section 64a of the 

Grand Z's Testimonial 

It was moved by R Ex. Comp. W. L. Stewart, seconded by 
R. Ex. Comp. Geo. Slack, and — 

Resolved, — That a committee consisting of Most Ex. Comps. Dr. Wal- 
ter G. Price and Edwin Smith be appointed to arrange a testimonial for 
the retiring Grand Z., Most Ex. -Companion Lt. Col. Alex. Cowan. 


In the absence of M. Ex. Comp. James Pickard, it was 
moved by Most. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. Sidney S. Forbes, and — 

Resolved, — To insert after section 251 of the Constitution the follow- 
ing paragraph : "Except that a member who has not been suspended for 
more than three years shall be entitled to restoration without ballot upon 
payment of all arrears owing at time of suspension and such further sums 
if any, as the Chapter may require but not exceeding the amount of 
Chapter dues for the period during suspension." 

It was moved by Most Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith, seconded 
by Most Ex. Comp. Chas. W. Haentschel, and — 

Resolved, — To delete Section 249 of the Constitution and insert the 
f oil o wing: 

"If a demitted Companion desires to affiliate with a Chapter (other 
than the one which has granted his demit) he can only do so by petition 
and ballot as provided in the case of an application for affiliation. Should 
any petitioner for affiliation be rejected he may renew his application! to 
the same or to any other Chapter in the jurisdiction at any time." 

"Any Companion may be restored to membership in the Chapter 
granting his demit by a majority ballot vote of the members present 
and voting and on payment of such sums as required for affiliation." 

It was moved by Most Ex. Comp. Chas. W. Haentschel, 
seconded by R. Ex. Comp. W. Y. Mills, and — 

Resolved, — That Sections 75, 77 and 78 of the Constitution be deleted, 
and substitute the following: 

1. Section 75. (a) A Chapter may, by its vote properly certified by 
the Z. and Scribe E. under seal, delegate any Past Principal (duly return- 
ed) of the Chapter to represent it at any Convocation of Grand Chapter 
in the absence of the Z., H., or J. 

(b) No proxy shall be valid unless it is passed in open Chapter, and 
the Companion so delegated shall have signed his name in the Proxy pre- 
vious to its being signed by the Z. and Scribe E. of the Chapter. 

(c) The name of the delegate shall be sent to the Grand Scribe E. at 
least thirty days before the Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter on 
the authorized form. 

(d) No Companion can represent more than one Chapter except in 
the District of Algoma and Yukon, where any Chapter may appoint a 
proxy resident in the District, who is a duly returned Principal, and such 


proxy shall not represent more than three Chapters. The Chapter in 
the Yukon may appoint a proxy from the outside, but preferably either 
from the City where Grand Chapter meets, or one of the Grand Council. 

2. Section 76. Add in the fourth line after Scribe E. the following 
words: "and the delegate.' 1 

3. Section 79. Delete in the first line the letter "s" in the word names, 
also the words "and the alternate." 

4. The form to be used by a Chapter when appointing a Delegate 
or Delegates to represent said Chapter at a Convocation of Grand Chap- 
ter shall be as follows: 

PROXY. This is to certify: 

That at a Convocation of Chapter No 

held at on the day of > 

A.D. 19 , Ex. Companion — - , Principal of 

Chapter No , was delegated to represent this Chapter at the Annual 

Convocation of Grand Chapter to 'be held in the City of 

Ontario, on the .... day of 19ji , 

and there to perform any and all acts which could he done by the duly 
qualified officers were they personally present, and acting on behalf of the 
Chapter ; promising to ratify and confirm all the said delegate may law- 
fully do under such authority. 

Given under our hands and the seal of the Chapter at _ 

this day of , A.D. 19 A.L. 59 _... 


Scribe E. 
I hereby accept the appointment 

Not valid unless duly completed. 

The resolution of Most Ex. Comp. C. W. Haentschel re 
Proxies on being submitted to Grand Chapter was declared 

Report of Special Committee of Antiquity Chapter, 
No. 91, Toronto, Ont. 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Z, and the Companions of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada : 

We, your Committee appointed by the Most Excellent the 
Grand First Principal, re the request of Antiquity Chapter, No. 
91, Toronto, Ontario, for the placing of a narrow piping of 
gold around the inside of the ribbon border of the apron, to 
mark the fiftieth anniversary of their existence, respectfully 
beg to submit the following report : 

We have examined the sample apron submitted, with the 
gold piping attached and certainly pleased with the effect. It 
makes a finished product and is attractive to the eye, and we 
fully approve of their request. 


The Constitution of the Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Canada, 
lays down exactly the construction of the apron to be worn 
by the Companions, and as this cannot be altered by any in- 
dividual or Chapter, we would recommend "That this Grand 
Chapter approve of the issuing of a dispensation permitting 
Antiquity Chapter, No 91, Toronto, Ontario, placing of a nar- 
row piping of gold around the inside of the ribbon border of 
the Royal Arch Masons Apron, and the Grand Scribe E. be 
instructed to issue the dispensation giving the necessary auth- 
orization to carry out their request/' 

Fraternally submitted, 

George Moore, Chairman, 

Edwin Smith. 

It was moved by Most Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith, seconded 
by R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, and — 

Resolved, — That the report on the Special Committee on the Request 
of Antiquity Chapter, No. 91, Toronto, Ont., be received and adopted. 

The resolution on being submitted to Grand Chapter was 
declared lost. 

Resolution of Thanks to the Owners of the Dunker 
Building, Kitchener, Ont. 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. Rev. Thos. McKim, seconded 
by R. Ex. Comp. John Empey, and — 

Resolved, — That the thanks of the Grand Chapter of Canada be tend- 
ered to Messrs. Dunker Brothers, of Kitchener, Ontario, for the gratuit- 
ous use of their building for our Annual Convocation, the imany courtesies 
extended to the Committee on Arrangements, and in making us so com- 

Next Place of Meeting 

The Seventy-Eighth Annual Convocation will be held in the 
City of St. Catharines, Ont., on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb- 
ruary 25th and 26th, 1936, commencing on Tuesday evening 
at 7.30 o'clock (by adoption of resolution of the Committee's 
Report on Audit and Finance) . 

Grand Z. Vacates Chair 

The Most Excellent the Grand Z. vacated the chair and re- 
quested Most Excellent Companion Walter G. Price to assume 
the Sceptre. 

Officers Installed 

M. Ex. Comp. Walter G. Price, assisted by M. Ex. Comp. 
Chas. W. Haentschel, installed and invested the newly elected 
officers of Grand Chapter, including the Grand Superintend- 


ents of the several Districts, and they were proclaimed and 
saluted according to ancient custom. 

Thanks to Installing Board 

It was moved by R. Ex. Camp. W. Y. Mills, seconded by R. 
Ex. Comp. S. S. Forbes, and — 

Resolved, — That the thanks of this Grand Chapter be tendered to Most 
Ex. Camps. W. G, Price and Chas. W. Haentschel, who had charge of the 
Installation Ceremony, and those who assisted them for the able manner 
in which the ceremony had been performed. 

, Appointment to Office 

The following appointments having been made by Most Ex. 
Comp. George L. Gardiner. 

Executive Committee — Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. A. D. Mclntyre, 

c/o Bank of Montreal, 

King and Bathurst Streets, Toronto, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Downing, 

86 King Street, Kitchener, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Wm. L. Stewart, 

266 Egerton St., London, Ont. 
It. Ex. Comp. Fred. G. Smith, 

146 Broadway, Ottawa, Ont. 
R. Ex. Comp. Reg. V. Conover, 

Box 802, Brampton, Out. 

Assistant Officers — Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. Morgan Griffith _ _ Grand Lecturer 

55 Constance Street, Toronto, Ont. 

V. Ex. Comp. William Field Grand Senior Sojourner 

76 Stanley Avenue, Hamilton, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Charles F. Heebner Grand Junior Sojourner 

56 Oriole Road, Toronto, Ont. 

V. Ex. Comp. Major James Leckey - Grand Sword Bearer 

211 Queen Street, Kingston, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Charles Roy Magee Grand Master 4th Veil 

Box 265, Brampton, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. George Green _ Grand Master 3rd Veil 

Amherstburg, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Otto Cyril James _ Grand Master 2nd Veil 

Thornhill, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Harry R. Fox Grand Master 1st Veil 

157 Beatrice Street, Toronto, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Whiteley Eastwood Grand Standard Bearer 

115 Second Street, Ottawa, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Ernest Watson Barber _ Grand Director of Ceremonies 

339 Ontario Street, Toronto, Ont. 


V. Ex. Comp. Asa Stevenson „ Grand Asst. Director of Ceremonies 

534 Second Street South, Kenora, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. John Newton Robinson. _ Grand Organist 

Box 755, St. Marys, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Thomas Daniel Stokoe - Grand Pursuivant 

604 Shaw Street, Toronto, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Bertram Ellwood Ellis Grand Steward 

Box 502, Leamington, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Reginald Griffiths Fowler Grand Steward 

10 Drake Boulevard, London, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. John Henry McJannett _ Grand Steward 

228 Simcoe Street, Woodstock, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Oliver John Little Grand Steward 

Box 190, 1025 King Street, Preston, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. William Johnston Davison Grand Steward 

Box 273, Lucknow, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. James Bampton - Grand Steward 

17 Queen Street West, Welland, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Herbert Clowes Irwin .._ _ Grand Steward 

2306 — 4th Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Arthur Stanley Couper „ Grand Steward 

247 Engleburn Avenue, Peterborough, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Frank C. Gerow Grand (Steward 

R.R. Newburg, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. George Wright Chapman Grand Steward 

North Augusta, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Kenneth Sinclair Clarke Grand Steward 

Copper Cliff, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. Ernest Francis Houston _ _ Grand Steward 

Cochrane, Ont. 
V. Ex. Comp. John Howell Chinn - : Grand Steward 

21 Indian Trail, Toronto, Ont. 



The labours of the Annual Convo- 
cation being ended, Grand Chapter 
was closed in ample form at 4.50 
o'clock p.m., Kitchener, Ontario, Wed- 
nesday, February 27th, 1935. 

Grand Scribe E. 



On Tuesday evening, February 26th, the Grand Z., M. Ex. 
Comp. Alex. Cowan, joined with his Executive in holding a 
"Get-to-gether" Dinner to his honoured guests. 

During the Convocation, many messages were conveyed to 
the Grand Z. and the Grand Chapter of Canada by the visiting 

Executive Committee 


R. Ex. Comp. W. Y. Mills, Grand H . Kingston 


M. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, Grand Z Toronto 

M. " " George Moore, Past Grand Z Hamilton 

M. " " A. S. Gorrell, M.D., Past Grand Z Regina, Sask. 

M. " " Col. W. N. Ponton, Past Grand Z Belleville 

M. " " Walter H. Davis, Past Grand Z Hamilton 

M. " " Kenneth J. Dunstan, Past Grand Z Toronto 

M. " " Edwin Smith, Past Grand Z , „ London 

M. " " Walter Price, D.D.S., Past Grand Z Port Credit 

M. " " Chas. W. Haentschel, M.D., Past Grand Z .Haileybury 

M. ** " Alex. Cowan, Past Grand Z Barrie 

M. " " Harry H. Watson, Hon. Past Grand Z Vancouver, B.C. 

R. " " Sidney S. Forbes, Grand J .Hamilton 

R. " " David Colman, Grand Scribe N Toronto 

R. " " J. B. Nixon - Toronto 

R. " " John J. Gardiner Smiths Falls 

R. " " George W. Slack Toronto 

Grand Superintendents 

St. Clair Dist. No. 1— R. Ex. Comp. W. G. Laing Wallaceburg 

London " 2— R. " " R. E. Strain Sarnia 

Wilson " 3— R. " " R. W. E. McFadden. Brantf ord 

Wellington " 4— R. " " J. F. Edward Palmerston 

Hamilton " 5— R. " " L. F. McDougall Stoney Creek 

Huron " 6— R. " " W. A. Wilson Stratford 

Niagara " 7— R. " " Harry Rule St. Catharines 

Toronto East " 8— R. " " W. S. N. Enouy. Toronto 

Toronto West " 8a— R. " " J. M. Burden Toronto 

Georgian " 9— R. " " H. C, Skinner Orillia 

Ontario " 10— R. " " A. Graham Havelock 

Prince Edward" 11— R. " " J. 0. Herity .......Belleville 

St. Lawrence " 12 — R. " " A. Harris Gananoque 

Ottawa " 13 — R. " " W. M. Johnson Almonte 

Algoma " 14— R. " " F. W. Love Fort William 

New Ontario " 15— R. " " W. J. W. Johnston. .. Sault Ste. Marie 

Temiskaming " 16— R. " " H. B. Hawley Kirkland Lake 

Yukon " — R. " " John Haliburton Dawson, Y.T. 


Honourary Member 
R. Ex. Comp. Oliver Ellwood _ London 

Elected by Grand Chapter 

R. Ex. Comp. J. F. Marr Guelph 

R. " " M. E. Sherwood Woodstock 

R. " *' Edward H. Brennan „ Niagara-on-the-Lake 

R. " " Frank G. McLean Toronto 

R. " " John M. Empey Mitchell 

Appointed by the Grand Z. 

R. Ex. Comp. A. D. Mclntyre ..„ _ - _ ...Toronto 

R. " " Wm. Downing _ Kitchener 

R. " " W. L. Stewart _ London 

R. " " Fred. G. Smith , Ottawa 

R. " " Reg. V. Conover _ .Brampton 


Grand Z.'s. Address 

M. Ev. Comp. Walter H. Davis (Chairman), M. Ex. Gonrps. George 
Moore, A. S. Gorrell, W. N. Ponton, Kenneth J. Dunstan, Edwin Smith, 
Walter G. Price, Chas. W. Haentschel, Alex. Cowan, and Harry H. 


R. Ex. Comp. J. B. Nixon (Chairman), R. Ex. Comps. John J. Gardiner 
and George W. Slack. 

Audit and Finance 

R. Ex. Comp. Oliver Ellwood (Chairman), R. Ex. Comps. John M. 
Empey, Fred. G. Smith, Wm. Downing, Wilfred G. Laing and R. E. 

Grievances and Appeals 

M. Ex. Comp. Lt.-Col. Alex. Cowan (Chairman), R. Ex. Comp. Reg. 
V. Conover, J. M. Burden, J. Haliburton, Howard B. Hawley and J. F. 


R. Ex. Comp. Marshall E. Sherwood (Chairman), R. Ex. Comps. 
E. H. Brennan, L. F. McDougall, W. A. Wilson and H. Rule. 

Conditions of Capitular Masonry 

R. Ex. Comp. Frank G. McLean (Chairman), R. Ex. Comps. W. S. 
M. Enouy, H. C. Skinner, J. 0. Herity, W. M. Johnson, T. W. Love and 
Albert Harris. 

Constitution, Laws and Jurisprudence 

M. Ex. Comp. Kenneth J. Dunstan (Chairman), M. Ex. Comps. 
Walter G. Price, Walter H. Davis and Edwin Smith* 

Fraternal Dead 

R. Ex. Comp. Wilbert L. Stewart (Chairman), R. Ex. Comps. Angus 
Graham and R. W. E. McFadden. 

Printing Committee 

R. Ex. Comp. John F. Marr (Chairman), M. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith 
and R. Ex. Comp. W. J. W. Johnston. 

Credential Committee 

R. Ex. Comp. Bernard Cairns (Chairman), R. Ex. Comps. W. J. 
Armstrong, Charles L. Davidson, H. A. Miller, Ex. Comps. W. T. C. 
Martin and Thos. Welch. 

Fraternal Correspondence Committee 
M. Ex. Comp. Col. W. N. Poniton (Chairman). 

Mileage and Per Diem 

R. Ex. Comp. A. D. Mclntyre (Chairman), and V. Ex. Comp. J. F. 


London, Ont, 

Elected Honourary Meniiber Executive Committee. 





Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. Wilfred George Laing, 
Box 447 ; Wallaceburg, Ont. 


47. Wellington Chatham 

71. Prince of Wales Amherstburg 

73. Erie Ridgetown 

80. Ark Windsor 

88. MacNabb Dresden 


119. King Cyrus.... Leamington 

153. Sombra Wallaceburg 

164. Lome West Lome 

239. Blenheim..... Blenheim 

250. Thomas Peters Windsor 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. Robert Eldon Strain, 
380 Palmerston Street, Sarnia, Ont. 


3. St. John's London 

5. St. George's London 

15. Wawanosh Sarnia 

53. Bruce. Petrolia 

54. Palestine St. Thomas 

74. Beaver Strathroy 

78. Minnewawa Parkhill 


81. Aylmer Aylmer 

150. London London 

214. Vimy Inwood 

238. The St. Andrew London 

242. St. Paul's Lambeth 

247. Nilestown ..Nilestown 

252. Hiawatha Sarnia 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. Robert William Ernest McFadden, 
4 Hart Street, Brantford, Ont. 


18. Oxford Woodstock 

20. Mount Hereb Brantford 

23. Ezra _ Simcoe 


41. Harris Ingersoll 

115. Brant Paris 

253. Regal Port Dover 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. James Fred Edwards, 
Palmerston, Ont. 


32. Watenoo..._ Gait 

40. Guelph Guelph 

67. Enterprise Palmerston 

83. Ionic Orangeville 

117. Kitchener Kitchener 

No. . . 

218. Prince Edward Shelburne 

221. Durham Durham 

234. Halton Georgetown 

245. Preston Preston 




Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. Lome Frank McDougall, 
Stoney Creek, Ont. 


2. The Hiram Hamilton 

6. St. John's Hamilton 

75. St. Clair Milton 

104. White Oak Oakville 

155. Ancaster Ancaster 


175. The Hamilton Hamilton 

224. Keystone Hamilton 

236. Caledonia Caledonia 

243. McKay Stoney Creek 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. Wilfred Alexander Wilson, 
101 Church Street, Stratford, Ont. 


24. Tecumseh Stratford 

30. Huron... Goderich 

46. St. James St. Marys 

63. Havelock Kincardine 

66. The Malloch Seaforth 

84. Lebanon Wingham 

129. Elliot Mitchell 

130. Chantry Southampton 

146. Bernard Listowel 

147. Lucknow Lucknow 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. Harry Rule, 
146 Welland Ave., St. Catharines, Ont. 


19. Mt. Moriah St. Catharines 

29. McCallum Dunnville 

55. Niagara Niagara 

57. King Hiram Pt. Colborne 

64. Willson. Welland 


69. Grimsby Grimsby 

76. Mt. Nebo f .Niagara Falls 

184. Hugh Murray Fort Erie 

240. Smithville Smithville 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. William Stevenson Morrison Enouy, 
512 Brunswick Ave., Toronto, Ont. 


4. St. Andrew and St. John 


8. King Solomon's.. Toronto 

60. Doric Newmarket 

62. York... Toronto 

65. St. Paul's Toronto 

79. Orient _ Toronto 

135. Succoth ...Uxbridge 


145. The St. Patrick Toronto 

163. The Beaches Toronto 

205. Victoria Thornhill 

217. St. Alban's Toronto 

225. Beaver Toronto 

235. Aurora... Aurora 

241. University Toronto 




Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. John Macdonald Burden, 
126 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto, Ont. 


77. Occident Toronto 

91. Antiquity Toronto 

138. Shekinah .....Toronto 

185. Toronto „ Toronto 

195. Peel Brampton 

212. Mount Sinai .Toronto 

215. Mimico Mimico 


219. Ulster ! Toronto 

220. Lebanon Lambton Mills 

230. Port Credit ..Port Credit 

231. St. Clair._ Toronto 

232. King Cyrus Toronto 

233. Oakwood Toronto 

246. Humber Weston 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. Herbert Clarkson Skinner, 
114 Mary Street. Orillia, Ont. 


27. Manitou ..Collingwood 

34. Signet Barrie 

56. Georgian ..Owen Sound 

70. Grand River Bracebridge 


86. Macpherson Meaford 

131. Amabel Wiarton 

167. Kichikewana Midland 

198. Couchiching Orillia 


Grand Superintendent— R. Ex. Comp. Angus Graham, 
Havelock, Ont. 


28. Pentalpha Oshawa 

35. Keystone Whitby 

36. Corinthian Peterboro 

37. Victoria Port Hope 

45. Excelsior ..Colborne 

48. St. John's Cobourg 


94. Midland Lindsay 

110. Warkworth Warkworth 

134. King Darius Cannington 

139. St. Andrew's... Havelock 

168. Ionic Campbellford 

249. Palestine Bowmanville 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. James Owen Herity, 
Chamber of Commerce, Belleville, Ont. 

No. . * 

7. The Moira ...Belleville 

26. St. Mark's ....Trenton 

31. Prince Edward Picton 

44. Mount Sinai Napanee 


72. Keystone :'. L.Stirling 

144. Presque' Isle ......Brighton 

161. Madoc - Madoc 

227. Quinte Friendship Belleville 




Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. Albert Harris, 
Gananoque, Ont. 


Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui 

22. Grenville Prescott 

59. Sussex_ Brockville 

68. Maitland - N. Augusta 


100. St. Lawrence Brockville 

112. St. John's.„ Morrisburg 

113. Covenant Cornwall 

132. Leeds Gananoque 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. Wallace Milvert Johnson, 
Box 403, Almonte, Ont. 


16. Carleton._ Ottawa 

61. Granite Almonte 

1 14. Bonnechere Renfrew 

116. Maple „„ Carleton Place 

133. St. Francis... Smith Falls 

143. Glengarry Maxville 


148. vSt. John's..... Vankleek Hill 

151. Laurentian Pembroke 

210. Kitchener Russell 

222. Ottawa „ Ottawa 

226. Prince of Wales.- Perth 

248. Dochert._ Arnprior 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. Thomas Wagstaff Love, 
435 North Syndicate Ave., Fort William, Ont. 


82. Shuniah Port Arthur 

90. Golden Kenora 

140. Ft. William Ft. William 


149. Atwood— Rainy River 

152. Alberton Ft. Francis 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. William James Wesley Johnston, 
152 Pilgrim Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 


58. Pembroke.— Mattawa 

95. Tuscan.— Sudbury 


Algonquin Sault Ste. Marie 

St. John's North Bay 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. Howard Baxter Hawley, 
Box 1401, Kirkland Lake, Ont. 


169. Temiskaming New Liskeard 

203. Cobalt. Cobalt 

213. Northern Lights.- Timmins 


223. Abitibi Iroquois Falls 

244. Cochrane Cochrane 

251. Kirkland Kirkland Lake 


Grand Superintendent — R. Ex. Comp. John Halliburton, 
Dawson City, Y.T. 

No. 154. Klondike Dawson, Y.T. 





Name of Chapter 

Where Held 


Ancient Frontenac and 



The Hiram 



St. Andrew and St. John. . . 

St. George's 

St. John's 





The Moira 








St. Catharines 

Brantf ord 





Mt. Moriah 


Mt. Horeb 






St. Mark's 
























Ingersol. . .• 



St. Mary's 




St. Thomas 


Owen Sound 



Mt. Sinai 



















Seaf orth 









St. Paul's 


The Malloch 











St. Clair 


Niagara Falls 












Regular Convocation 

Third Friday 

Fourth Friday 

Fourth Wednesday 

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Fourth Friday .... 

Second Thursday.. 

First Tuesday 

Fourth Thursday.. 

Second Friday .... 

Third Wednesday . 

Third Friday 

Second Friday .... 

First Friday 

Second Tuesday. . . 

Third Thursday... 

Fourth Friday .... 

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Fourth Friday .... 

First Tuesday 

Third Friday 

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J. A. Robertson 

J. Swanson 

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149 Atwood , 

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154 Klondike , 

155 Ancaster , 

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163 The Beaches 

164 Lome 

167 Kechikewana. . . 

168 Tonic 

169 Temiskaming . . . 
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185 Toronto 

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198 Couchiching 

203 Cobalt 

205 Victoria 

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Harry Hill 

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G. A. Charles 

Geo. E. Ritchie 

J. Burns 

D. P. Crichton 

E. J. Eveleigh 

C. S. Springer 

W. Hodge 

Ivan Story . 

V. Bryce 

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D. Chapman 

W. M. Spera 

Clinton Roy 

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A. W. Acheson. . . 

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F. R. Underhill.. 

M. E. Forster 

J. W. Wild 

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P. W. Rogers.... 

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W. M. Clark 

Frank W. Stopps. 
H. L. Clare 

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Number of Members to November 30th, 1933 23,021 

Number of Registrations to November 30th, 1934 265 

Number of Joinings to November 30th, 1934 52 

Number of Restorations to November 30th, 1934 25 ' 


Number of Withdrawals to November 30th, 1934 331 

Number of Suspensions to November 30th, 1934 754 

Number of Deaths to November 30th, 1934 347 


Net Loss 1 ,090 

Total Membership to November 30th, 1934 21,931 



No. 1. J. F. Hall, L. N. Austin. 

No. 2. J. Boddy, T. G. Bowden, G. Carnegie, R. Cross, D. Donn, W. 
Digby, J. R. Ellis, R. Gourley, A. Jones, S. Lyons, F. Max- 
well, D. R. Morrison, G. Moyer, A. McEwan, D. McCoy, W. 
H. Oldland, H. Pollard, A. Slater, S. H. Swan, G. Sevenor, 
W. Thaekerway, J. Simp son. 

No. 3. W. A. Boughart, C. H. Bending, G. W. Blay, W. Busch, H. 
Deacon, F. M. Fawkes, W. F. Gallup, J. B. Hilts, V. W. Hod- 
gins, A. Howarth, C. M'auzie, E. G. Mauzie, A. F. Marley, 
R. W. Masuret, J. E. Middleton, R. R. Mdnes, S. Read, D. 
W. Rose, S. J. Taylor, C. E. Thorne, J. White' 

No. 4. F. E. Anselle, J. R. L. Beamish, J. E. Bloomer, F. B. Brown, 
J. Forrester, M. E. Holtzman, B. Mullholland, M. F. Peet, 
W. J. Perry, J. E. Price, C. W. Rockwood, F. M. Scott, H. 
J. Tait, F. B. R. West. 

No. 5. C. M. Cross, W. G. Delaney, W. D. Davidson, W. J. Glenn, W. 
H. Henderson, J. H. Hitchins, R. E. Lindsay, W. Mallough, 
T. C. Matthews, W. D. Penwarden, J. M. Rice, J. W. Smyth, 
F. M. Smyth, A. G. Francis, C. C. Holmes, W. E. Macrow, 
R. G. MioComb. 

No. 7. P. J. Bud, W. Gorley, W. J. Reddick, C. C. Grewo, G. S. Wall- 
enger, G. T. McLaughlin, W. 0. Middleton, J. W. Pringle, 
W. Cleugh, F. Cooke, W. D. N. Shorey, T. B. Gilchrist, H. 
Eldridge, J. J. Hibbard, A. Hall, J. T. Wilson, A. G. Crosby. 

No. 8. J. Bell, G. F. Thompson, C. G. Campbell. 

No. 15. J. M. Allan, H. L. Baldwin, F. E. Bennett T. F. Beresford, 
W. H. Burkholder, W. Carter, D. Elliott, R. English, W. H. 
Ethelston, G. Fredericks, T. Gammon, R. H. Giff, J. Grant, 
R. Griffin, W. E. Harrold, W. F. Hawn, W. G. Hesketh, C. 
A. Hill, H. James, A. B. Kerr, H. W. Kilbreath, J. E. Lang, 

F. Lawson, C. B. Leaver, W. H. Leeks, H. Lewis, W. J. 
Love, E. A. Mills, W. McLeisiter, E. L. McDonald, G. R. 
McGee, H. J. Neal, J. C. Neil, C. D. Peterson, C. F. Peterson, 

G. E. Prendergast, L. St. C. Slater, L. C. Steele, R. Steven- 
son, W. W. Tuck, H. D. Turnbull, A. E. Wanless, W. E. 
Warwick, C. K. White, J. A. White, D. M. White, F. N. 
Wilkie, W. E. C. Workman. 

No. 16. W. B. Cameron, W. S. Featherston. 

No. 18. A. A. Williams, W. Rowe, B. Blair, F. C. Bishop, G. Fordyce, 
C. H. Clarke, C. H. Pears, R. W. Patterson, L. C. G. Wood, 
E. A. Ward, A. G. Millmott, F. F. Yoe, L. Smiley. 
No. 19. J. C. Blain, H. W. Byrue, H. C. Daniels, 0. Lachauss, W. E. 
Lee, C. E. Minor, N. McKregan, C. Rothwell, A. J. Smith, 
R. Thompson, W. T. Thompson,, W. C. Wheeler. 

A. J. Ross, M. M. Stilliman, J. J. Fisher, J. H. Grenfell. 

G. S. H. Williamson, W. Appleton, P. Hammond. 

A. Lallv. A. E. Hunt, W. Goodlet, C. R. Bowyer,- H. A. Lindsay, 
J. Fidlin, W. B. Durward. 

W. H. Hayter, F. Barber, B. Nicholson, J. A. S. Meldrum. 

W. P. Crai.2\ W. F. Toner, J. H. Stouteniburg. 

W. F. Bowden, F. C. Fox, E. Cay, V. H. Mowry, R. 0. Jones, 
J. Lane, R. H. Nash. 














No. 29. E. J. Aikents, J. Loggtie, S. W. Lymburner, A. E. Robins, R. 
Lindsay, F. S. Hunt, G. A. Jordan, A. McDonald, C. J. Knox, 
W. T. Fralick, J. H. Leeds, D. Maokey, E. Knight, J. Web- 
ber, A. N. Norton. 

No. 31. J. Buehnan, J. H. Carter, H. Cooper, C. Oolliver, C. Hurlburt, 
J. D. Hart, C. Mallory, E. Shaw, M. 0. Vandusen. 

No. 32. Jas. F. Clarlk. 

No. 35. W. J. Cook, H. R. Bright, J. J. Moore, J. C. Marston, H. L. 

No. 44. H. S. Northmore, H. W. Hunter, J. N. Wood, W. J. Gollinger, 
D. E. Buck, W. D. Hunter, J. B. Wallace, J. H. S. Derry, 

D. A. Wees, E. W. Conger, V. G. Pearse, Wm. C. Loyst. 
No. 47. W. A. Skeggs, G. E. Clark, E. C. Brisco, J. Kims, A. H. Black, 

C. L. Chumick, G. K. Heller, L. L. Gregory, C. A. Servise, 

A. P. Blackburn, G. Park, F. A. Trompour, J. B. Hewitt, 
G. W. Gandeon. 

No. 4S. W. W. Hooey, D. C. Osborne, M. Pilkey, D. L. Smythe, W. A. 

Staples, H. B. Thompson, W. J. Troop, R. E. Barnes, F. 

Bentley, M. D. Brown, L. C. Counter, L. N. Davern, R. E. 

Drape, R. S. Gilchrist, W. H. Greer, G. F. Gyde, K. H. R. 

Harris, M. A. Hewson, C. E. Goodwin. 
J. S. Penfoumd, C. MeC. Egan. 
C. M. Anderson, W. J. Brown, J. T. Burton, T. G. Courtney, 

H. P. Fowler, G. Groce, M. McCullock, C. T. Bouetfrmer, M. 

MicPhail, T. E. Neely, F. Rushton, J. Speight, H. Yokom, 

W. C. Swift. 
R. V. Riekettts. 
C. G Furry, W. W. McBain, J. Kuntz. F. Crabbe, R. H. 

Schnider, Geo. Furry, J. S. Shock. W. E. Steed. 
W. E. Brown, G. E. Ross, F. H. Bolte, A. F. Standing, C. F. 

Higgs, W. J. Easter, A. E. Miller, W. R. Steele. 
W. F. Brooks, A. Britnell, H. W. Morden, F. Porter. 
H. Woolley, E. K. Hutton, J. J. McNabb, R. W. Blackwell. 
A. J. Langley, R. Mcllvide. G. A. Russell. G. C. Scott, J. 

Grewer, T. R. Smith, P. Hemming, J. R. Sidey, L. Godwin, 

H. R. Waldon, E. Cardwell, W. Julian, G. Stadele, E. Mis- 

ner.. W. Riddell, G. C. Haun, W. H. R. Knox, R. M. Haun, 

S. Haun, H. W. Willson, W. S. Lacey, H. W. Rogers, C. 

uSouthworth, J. M. Grant, W. Ashton, H. Gray, H. Klapp, 

E. Haun. 
No. 67. D. Wilson, 

No. 71. R. Flood. W. Craig, F. M. Bailey, C. C. Kemp, G. Kemp, W. F. 

Church, K. R. Jaffray, R. E. Dean,. 
No. 72. D. Rogers, M. M. Meacham, H. J. Madill, R. Atkins, C. Wright, 

L. Sharp. J. A. Chambers, J. E. West 
No. 73. D. Wilson. D. M. Shaw. M. H. Green, H. Cooper, N. George, 

B. Ford, C. HiroT>s, J. W. McKay, H. Grant, J. Kriter, J. 
Crawford, G. McGee. 

No. 74. Geo. Lepsit, B. F. Cook. 

No. 76. J. S. McLeod, E. Packer. E. R. Pay, C. H. Pines, W. C. Tells, 
R. H. Smith, T. Speedie, W. G. Thompson, C. F. Wade, F. 
Want, C. C. Wincott, T. Badger, T. T. Birkett, H. S. Brom- 
hall, D. A. R. Cameron. M. S. Chamberlain, W. H. Clark, 

C. J. Didemus, W. L. Effrich, W. Filer, A. Fleming, P. M. 
Gatze, F. F. Goodwin, R. H. Hamilton, J. J. Harriman, M. 










C. Hayes, J. T. Henderson, W. S. Homan, W. A. Kerr, J. D. 
Muir, R. B. Macpherson, D. J. McGauig, W. Hardwith. 

No. 77. A. W. Sinclair, A. W. Barriball, H. A. Hayword, C. Mintern, 
N. L. Wilson, H. J. Stoops, H. F. Cannon, J. Johnson, R. H. 
Powner, R. K. Gibson, J. A. H. Stewart. 

No. 78. H. B. MePhreson, G. Turnbull, G. F. Steele, F. Portice, V. R. 
Maylor, A. Frayne, M. Spearmani. 

No. 79. M. J. Folinsbee, H. L. Hepburne, J. D. Humphreys, E. R. Little, 

D. B. Robertson, E. W. Townsend, A. Weir, W. J. Tate, 
W. L. Rowe. 

No. 83. T. H. Bracken, J. C. Heuther, J. H. Loftus, R. A. Scott, J. 

E. Fuller, G. F. McGibbon, P. S. Kitchener. 
No. 88. F. J. Winters, C. Harrett, C. G. Smuck, R. Boylen. 

No. 90. J. B. L. Maedonald, A. McMurphy, H. Dawson, L. H. Withrow, 

R. Elmer, E. A. Myles, F. P. Matthews, H. F. Cory, K. 

Engstrom, E. N. Haldarson, B. Binder, J. W. Schalin. 
No. 91. S. H. Adamson, R. Boothey, B. A. Burnett, B. C. Bowman, 

E. S. Brown, C. P. Cheevers, A. L. D. Copeland, G. A. Finn, 

D. J. Gittres, T. L. Jeeks, W. Kennedy, W. L. MeLellan, R. 

MoKirdy, A. Me Adam, W. J. O'Brien,, H. A. Stewart, T. E. 

No. 94. J. E. Anderson, J. H. Staunton, D. C. Elliott, A. K. Gregory, 

H. A. Nesbitt. 
No. 95. J. J. Butcher, C. J. Stokes, L. L. Tooke, C. T. Nelder, B. M. 

G ant on. 
No. 100. B. Hayes, F. E. Graham, L. G. Earl, R. F. Davenport, F. R. 

Pratt, 0. R. Pratt, R. Francis. 
No. 102. R. A. Bradshaw, B. J. Cohen, G. J. Davies, A. K. Fisher, F. W. 

Fleming, J. J. Junkin, L. S. Keith, B. J. Kert, O. R. Mathe- 

son, J. R. Turner, G. H. Waples. 
No. 103. C. D. Cowie. 
No. 112. F. Markell, R. A. Ball, M. Hyslop, A. E. Sprkgstead, F. J. 

Hawkens. A. D. Prunner, J. E. Seabrook. 
No. 113. J. B. McMillan, F. E. Stafford, D. M. Crites. 
No. 114. J. L. Campbell, J. Dolan, W. A. Derry, I. L. Dean, J. B. Hunt, 

C. McD. Logan, D. McKay, H. Shields. 
No. 116. W. L. White. 
No. 119. H. S. Ellis, 
No. 129. E. A. Dunbar, J. Bennemiers, C. M. French, T. E. Henry, J. 

W. Walker, T. Fanson, A. E. Agar, F. I. Stuart, B. D. 

Reid, W. D. Perry. 
No. 130. D. B. Macauley, G. Somerville, W. V. Dixon,, H. O. Bell, F. 

No. 133. G. T. Bishop, H. Bustard, J. T. MacKay, S. McGrath, G. P. 

McNutt, E. A. Cameron, S. E. Suffell, A. M. Cameron. 
No. 139. F. J. McKay. 
No. 140. C. H. Jackson, H. H. Willcox, D. McKay, J. McAteer, J. H. 

Loney, J. McKinnon, A. Sear, F. H. Twelvetree, D. D. Grant, 

A. E. MoDougall, S. H. Smith, F. Ellis, R. A. Ross, G. E. 

Farlinger, W. K. Cunningham, J. M. McKenzie, T. Majury, 

J. Slater, J. W. Loonney, W. J. McCollum, C. D. Glass, C. 

A. Olsen,, T. J. Tbtten, B. Hollenberg, C. Pethick. 
No. 144. B. Fletcher, H. P. Knifton. 


No. 145. H. J. Detcher, G. A. Gazely, F. M. Helston, R. Hull, H. J. 

Logan, W. E. Quinlan, J. A. Tilley, F. J. Van Ness, H. V. 

Williamson, J. Watts, Jr. 
No. 149. D. Bell, Sr., B. Chappelle, D. Johnson, J. W. Anderson, W. 

iMcInnis, A. J. McKenzie, C. H. Ranger, J. B. Delaneld, D. 

Bell, Jr., C. H. Annerson, G. R. Croonie. 
No. 150. E. L. Gulleimont, H. E. Heath, R. W. Leach, S. T. Head, C. E. 

White, W. F. Upthegrove, J. Terri, W. MaeMillan, J. Hair, 

W. E. Rider, T. J. Maclvor, W. G. J. Stewart, W. G. Freel, 

E. C. Harley, W. G. McAdams, P. Smith, T. A. Terry, W. H. 

Whitehead, H. R. Stowe, Ed. Tudge, R. B. Bell, S. W. 

No. 152. R. Eleridge, G. F. Gilldon, R. C. Langstaff, J. W. Sherwood, 

R. S. Holmes, J. Bothwell, M. 0. Wall. 
No. 153. S. McDonald, C. Kindress. 
No. 1.54. F. A. Fysh, R. Mitchell, H. B. Madland, G. Costar, G. B. Joy, 

R. H. Clewely, P. S. Creamer, H. E. Taber, E. B. Hough- 

taling, A. P. Mackeen, J. L. Owen. 
No. 169. E. C. Davis, W. M. Dumford, C. W. Ellson, D. Hughes, W. D. 

Harris, M. D. Kennedy, W. D. Mullin, D. McPhail, J. D. 

McKay, J. W. McBain, H. McDonald, J. A. Maclnnis, W. 

E. McCready, R. S, Norton, D. Raney, C. Spearman, W. B. 

iStark, W. Scott, A. Snowball. 
No. 185. E. N. Brown, G. R. Castle, P. E. Daniels, E. Woodburn, A. L. 

Hunter, H. C. Colling, R. Shankland, J. 0. Cooke, W. G. 

Myles, H. V. Byers, E. W. Hoberlin, C. W. Parsons, C. 

No. 195. H. L, Roibson. 
No. 198. H. M. Jupp. 
No. 205. D. W. Cooper, P. T. Drake, W. R. Myers, R. Double, W. R. 

Nichols, J. R. Simith, H. Dixon, A. E. Humphrey. 
No. 212". S. Bernstein, A. M. Clavir, S. Eisen, T. Fogle, G. Hollinger, 

A. Kasman, H. Kohen., H. Lepofsky, S. Roker. 
No. 213. E. M. Honey, F. Little. 
No. 215. F. Branton, C. W. Conn, W. Dawson, A. Dodds, J, McKenzie, 

A. Scott. 
No. 217. M. J. Culbert, A. M. Handerson, J. Maw, W. Nolson, L. Spof- 

tford, P. Stevenson, W. R. McAllister, E. W. Kidd, G. F. 

Thompson, H. F. Bond, S. W. Bennyworth, W. J. Pretty. 
No. 218. A. W. Page. 

No. 219. E, S. W. Hagerman, A. Foster, D. W. Andrews. 
No. 220. G. H. Wright, J. W. Reynolds. 
No. 221. R. H. Richardson, E. D. Gruetzner. 
No. 224. W. Shields, P. R. Cocks, J. Skeene, S. Freshman. 
No. 226. A. Yuill, P. E. Smiley. 
No. 227. C. A. W. Thompson, G. J. Saunders, C. W. Dickens, E. C. 

No. 231. F. M. Barington, W. J. McDonald, H. Madle. 
No. 232. B. Cunningham, I. L. Cullen, W. French, L. W. Guile, J. T. 

Minager, L. C. Mason, J. L. McRae, W. J. McMordie, F. W. 

Storm, T. Stocks, G. A. Wells. 
No. 233. J. R. Dawson. 
No. 238. B. Essery, S. E. McKegney. 
No. 240. J. E. Naergarth. 


No. 244. R. C. Mahon, E. F. Ellis. 
No. 248. A. J. Houston. 




A. E. Naylor. 



Russell H. Sandercock. 



H. E. Patrick, C. M. Burgoyne. 



N. R. Turner, D. E. Begg. 



T. E. Pounder. 



K. C. Haskill. 



•Chas. Gilmore. 



Geo. E. Black. 



H. Haggan. 



T. J. Wright. 



A. N. Stevens. 



E. R. Fox. 



Donald J. McBeth. 



C. T. Williams. 



Jas. A. Leake. 



John Wilson. 



Mark R. Morgan. 



Jas. H. Graham. 



G. C. Hooper. 



J. Harper. 



B. W. Smith. 



S. L. Alexander. 



V. S. O'Brien. 


1. A. E. Hunt, Jr., 520 Frontenac St., Kingston, Ont. 

2. D. R. Gibson, 87 Sanford Ave. S., Hamilton, Ont. 

3. Oliver Ellwood, 274 Dundas St., London, Ont. 

4. J. J. Andrews, 109 Douglas Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

5. H. E. Abell, 34 Evergreen Ave., London, Ont. 

6. Bert Stephenson, Box 181, Hamilton, Ont. 

7. Victor H. Graves, 221 Albert St., Belleville, Ont. 

8. Stanley G. Tinker, 75 Kingsmount Park Rd., Toronto, Ont. 

15. W. W. Simpson, City Hall, Sarnia, Ont. 

16. George Powers, 16 Rideau Terrace, Ottawa, Ont. 

18. D. R. Montgomery, 472 Dundas St., Woodstock, Ont. 

19. A. N. Lindsay, 222 .St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ont. 

20. W. T. Sills, 208 Brant Ave., Brantford, Ont. 

22. E. A. Cook, P.O. Box. 400, Prescott, Ont. 

23. Jas. H. Shaw, R.R. No. 4, Siiwcoe, Ont. 

24. John Stevenson, 72 Ontario St., Stratford, Ont. 

26. M. W. Andison, Box. 796, Trenton, Ont. 

27. F. C. Bendell, Box. 620, Collingwood, Ont. 

28. N. W. Purdy, 386 King St. West, Oshawa, Ont. 

29. J. C. Massie, Broad St. West, Dunnville, Ont. 

30. W. G. McMillan, Box 473, Goderich, Ont. 

31. Dr. D. W. Gullett, Picton, Ont. 

32. Jas. Ritchie, 16 Middleton St., Gait, Ont. 


34. T. J. Williams, Box 897, Barrie, Ont. 

35. Fred T. Rowe, Centre St. S., Whitby, Ont. 

36. A. S. Cooper, 247 Engleburn Ave., Peterboro, Ont. 

37. Harry Mitchell, Box 517, Port Hope, Ont. 

40. W. H. Gellatly, 225 Liverpool St., Guelph, Ont. 

41. G. Vincent Wilson, 95 Concession St., Ingersoll, Ont. 

44. E. J. Walters, Box 224, Napanee, Ont. 

45. Andrew Wolfram, Box 12, Castleton, Ont. 

46. John W. Durr, Church Street. St. Marys, Ont. 

47. J. G. Martin, 54 Lansdowne Ave., Chatham, Ont. 

48. Chas. R. Gummow, Box 265, Cobourg, Ont. 

53. Dr. D. W. Duncan, Box 694, Petrolia, Ont. 

54. H. Mortin, 51 Princess Ave., St. Thomas, Ont. 

55. Chas. A. Hall, Box. 167, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. 

56. Geo. E. Atkey, 254 6th Street East, Owen Sound, Ont. 

57. J. iS. Allen, Box 55, Port Collboriiie, Ont. 

58. H. H. Betts, Box 55, Mattawa, Ont. 

59. Wm. Root, 40 Pine Street. Brockville, Ont. 

60. G. A. Russell, Box 29, Newmarket, Ont. 

61. E. J. Lee, Box 355, Almonte, Ont. 

62. W. E. Hofland, 5 Eglinton Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

63. Earl Hall, Box 228, Kincardine, Ont. 

64. Geo. Wells, Division & Hellens Ave., Welland, Ont. 

65. Sydney H. Jones, Trinity College, Toronto, Ont. 

66. H. E Jeffery, Box 37, Seaforth, Ont. 

67. R. G. Barton, Box 212, Palmerston, Ont. 

68. W. W. Bobier, North Augusta, Ont. 

69. C. W. F. Carpenter, 40 Main St. West, Grimsby, Ont. 

70. W. G. Gerhart, Box 554, Bracebridge, Ont. 

71. H. H. Courtney, Dalhousie St., Amherstburg, Ont. 

72. Thos. W. Solmes, Box 6, Stirling, Ont. 

73. Thos. E. Armstrong, Box 326, Ridgetown, Ont. 

74. E. R. McNeill, Strathroy, Ont. 

75. A. L. McNabb, Milton, Ont. 

76. Jno. R. Weare, 2499 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont. 

77. Sydney G. Newdick, 189 Marion St., Toronto, Omt. 

78. R. G. Nunn, Box 311, Parkhill, Ont. 

79. D. S. L. MacDougall, 115 Jackman Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

80. Wilton R. Brickner, 1514 York Street, Windsor, Ont. 

81. Geo. Stewart, Box 483, Springfield, Ont. 

83. Gordon B. Hayes, Zina Street, Orangeville, Ont. 

82. A. P. Freed, 329 Van Norman St., Port Arthur, Ont. 

84. Dr. G. II. Ross, Box 338, Wingham, Ont. 
86. Fred H. Finlay, Box 19, Meaford, Ont. 
88. M. S. Blackburn, Box 242, Dresden, Ont. 

90. H. S, Galloway, Box 963, Kenora, Ont. 

91. Jas. Herriot, 8 Glen-Avon Road, Toronto, Ont. 

94. Chas. L. Davidson, 102 Kent Street W., Lindsay, Ont. 

95. W. H. Bain, Box 142, Sudbury, Ont. 

100. Geo. W. Morrison, 156 King Street W., Brockville, Ont. 

102. L. E. Edward, 522 Wellington St. East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 

103. Dr. B. F. Nott, Box 55, North Bay, Ont. 

104. J. R. Grinham, Box 251, Oakville, Ont. 
110. H. S. Allen, Box 10, Warkworth, Ont. 

112. Dr. Will C. Davy, Drawer 40, Morrisburg, Ont. 


113. Wm. Reid, 229 Fourth Street E., Cornwall, Ont. 

114. Jas. P. Morrison, Box 568, Renfrew, Ont. 

115. W. W. Tough, Box 68, Paris, Omt. 

116. H. E. Menzies, Box 654, Carleton Place, Ont. 

117. W. R. Cooper, 68 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, Ont. 
119. Alvin Bunn, Box 106, Leamington, Ont. 

129. Fred Porterfield, Box 16, Mitchell, Ont. 

130. R. B. Hellmer, Southampton, Ont. 

131. Dr. S. E. Foster, Box 181, Wiarton, Ont. 

132. W. E. Wright, Box 622, Gananoque, Ont. 

133. T. S. McDonald Box 1142, Smith's Falls, Ont. 

134. Mason Horner, Cameron Street E., Cannington, Ont. 

135. V. M. Hare, Drawer 336, Uxbridge, Ont. 

138. Jas. Reidford, 25 Brookside Ave. West Toronto, Ont. 

139. Robt. Anderson, Box 504, Havelock, Ont. 

140. Oliver Coles, 525 S. Norah Street, Fort William, Ont. 

143. D. P. S. McDiarmid, Box 354, Maxville, Ont. 

144. Vernon Coulter, Box 117, Brighton, Ont. 

145. W. R. Ledger, 128 Collier St., Toronto, Ont. 

146. W. Harry Sargent, Box 273, Listowel, Ont. 

147. W. A. Porteous, Box 257, Lucknow, Ont. 

148. A. D McRae, Box 131, Vankleek Bill, Ont. 

149. D. T. Millsap, Box 61, Rainy River, Ont. 

150. €. M. Linnell, 105 Oxford St. West, London, Ont. 

151. D. W. Blakely, Box 98, Pembroke, Ont. 

152. J. R. Angus, Box. 92, Fort Francis, Ont. 

153. D. F. Johnson, 329 William Street, Wallaceburg, Ont. 

154. Thos. A. Firth, Box 527, Dawson, Y.T. 

155. Jas. Pickard, Ancaster, Ont. 

161. Geo. M. Wright, Box 128, Madoe, Ont. 

163. T. J. Mason, 23 Scott Street, Toronto, Ont. 

164. H. J. Turner, West Lome, Ont. 

167. R. D. Keefe, Box 293, Penetanguishene, Ont. 

168. P. C. Denyes, Box 237, Campbellford, Ont. 

169. J. H. Brown, Box 675, New Llskeard, Ont. 

175. Samuel Vila, 241 McNabb Street S., Hamilton,, Ont. 

184. Jno. A. North. Box 105, Fort Erie North, Ont. 

185. Robt. Somerville, 127 Garden Ave., Toronto, Ont. 
195. R. V. Conover, Box 802, Brampton, Ont. 

198. J. P. Wells, Mississaga St. West, Orillia, Ont. 

203. Fred Phelps, Box 462, Cobalt, Ont. 

20'5. O. C. James. Box 48, Thornhill, Ont. 

210. A. Walker, Box 180, Russell, Ont. 

212. Max Cooper, 162 Madison Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

213. C. P. Ramsey, Box 1427, Timmins, Ont. 

214. F. W. Smith, R.R. No. 1, Alvinston, Ont. 

215. W. Lee Penton, 159 Queens Ave., Mimico, Ont. 

217. H. E. Walker, 82 Glebeholme Blvd., Toronto, Ont. 

218. F. O. Fleming, Shelburne, Ont. 

219. J. J. Murray, 307 Kendall Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

220. J. T. Phillips, Lambton Mills, Ont. 

221. P. Ramage, Durham, Ont. 

222. A. H. McKee, 145 Patterson Ave., Ottawa, Ont. 

223. Jas. R. Spence, Box 125, Iroquois Falls, Ont. 

224. J. S. Drysdale, 800 Cannon Street St., Hamilton, Ont. 


225. Samuel Spencer, 39 Hey worth Ores., Toronto, Ont. 

226. H. A. Dunne, Box 51, Perth, Ont. 

227. Wm. I. Cole, Box 9, Corbyville, Ont. 

230. W. A. Maxwell, Box 242, Port Credit, Ont. 

231. Philip Bach, 183 Grace Street, Toronto, Ont. 

232. K. N. Carrie, 58 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

233. A. W. Acheson, 63 Earlscourt Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

234. B. Gollop, Box 1121, Georgetown, Ont. 

235. F. R. Underhill, Box 546, Aurora, Ont. 

236. M. E. Forster, Box "P," Caledonia, Ont. 

238. J. W. Wild, 19 Lansdowne Ave., London, Ont. 

239. Fred W. Linley, Box 6, Blenheim, Ont. 

240. C. A. Merritt, R.R, No. 1, Smithville, Ont. 

241. P. W. Rogers, 144 Geoffrey Street, Toronto, Ont. 

242. J. C. Krinklaw, R.R. No. 2, Wilton Grove, Ont. 

243. William M. Clark, 2nd Avenue, Stoney Creek, Ont. 

244. F. W. Stopps, Box 369, Cochrane, Ont. 

245. Herman L. Clare, 666 Hamilton Street, Preston, Ont. 

246. Jas. M. Gibson, 7 Vimy Ave., Mount Dennis, Ont. 

247. G. H. Martin, R.R. No. 8, London, Ont. 

248. H. C. Gardner, Arnprior, Ont. 

249. E. H. Brown, Box 128, Bowmanville, Ont. 

250. Wm. Gillespie, 266 Windemere Road, Walkerville, Ont. 

251. E. W. Quantz, Kirkland Lake, Ont. 

252. Ed. J. Marshall, 226 Proctor Street, Samia, Ont. 

253. E. Hind, Port Dover, Ontario. 


No. 1935. 

1. 0. A. Dodson, 115 Russell St., Kingston,, Ont. 

2. Frank Parsons, 40 Glendale Ave., Hamilton, Ont. 

3. W. R. Whifctaker, 79 Oxford Street W., London, Ont. 

4. V. L. Mutton, 936 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, Ont. 

5. S. A. Smith, 577 William Street, London, Ont. 

6. J. E. Grady, 85 Balmoral Ave. S., Hamilton, Ont. 

7. J. S. Barlow, R.R. No. 7, Belleville, Ont. 

8. Jas. McAllister, 147 Browning Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

15. J. W. Christon, 137 Shepherd St. N., Sarnia, Ont. 

16. T. C. Miller, Apt. 1, 470 Albert St., Ottawa, Ont. 

18. D. L. McLeod, Embro, Ont. 

19. J. P. Hudson, 20 Merritt St., St. Catharines, Ont. 

20. C. S. Wood, 106 Eagle Ave., Brantford, Ont. 

22. C. Martin, Henry St. West, Prescott, Ont. 

23. J. A. Robertson, Box 577, Simcoe, Ont. 

24. Jas. Swanson, 125 Ballantyne Ave., Stratford, Ont. 

26. F. Fairman, Lome Ave., Trenton, Ont. 

27. Chas. P. Little, Box 648, Collingwood, Ont. 

28. A. G. Broomfield, 275 King St. West, Oshawa, Ont. 

29. Daniel Glenny, R.R. No. 5, Dunnville, Ont. 

30. F. R. Darrow, P.O. Box 277, Goderich, Ont. 

31. D. L. McLeod, P.O. Box 207, Picton, Ont. 

32. W. O. Beattie, 59 Chalmers St., Gait, Ont. 

34. Albert Hirlehey, 77 Blake St., Barrie, Ont. 

35. J. G. Bateman, Dundas St. E., Whitby, Ont. 

36. W. G. Cornell, 98 Dublin St., Peterboro, Ont. 

37. M. P. Wickett, P.O. Box 808, Port Hope, Ont. 

40. John Williamson, 20 Havelock St., Guelph, Ont. 

41. M. V. Lucas, 68 Catharine St., Ingersoll, Ont. 

44. Geo. M. Loyst, Bath, Ont. 

45. A. G. Cracknell, Box 341, Colborne, Ont. 

46. A. Dell, Thomas Street, St. Marys, Ont. 

47. Chas. H. Waghorne, 89 Dover St., Chatham, Ont. 

48. Thos. Hardcastle, R.R. No. 3, Cobourg, Ont. 

53. E. G. Kerby, Box 640, Petrolia, Ont. 

54. A. L. Gledhill, 19 Erie Street, St. Thomas, Ont. 

55. Geo. W. Irvine, R.R. No. 21, St. Catharines, Ont. 

56. L. C. Baker, 375, 2nd Ave. East, Owen Sound, Ont. 

57. Geo. Pringle, Box 1013, Port Colborne, Ont. 

58. A. I. Tongue, Mattawa, Ont. 

59. A. I. Munro, 123 Pearl Street E., Brockville, Ont. 

60. E. Kyte, Box 626, Newmarket, Ont. 

61. Thos. Barclay, Box 282, Almonte, Ont. 

62. W. J. Cook, 363 Lansdowne Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

63. G. W. Ottman, Huron Terrace St., Kincardine Ont. 

64. A. M. Cameron, 45 Wilton Ave., Welland, Ont. 

65. M. D. Kinsella, 459 Huron St., Toronto, Ont. 

66. D. L. Reid, Box 333, Seaforth, Ont. 

67. A. F. Beetlestone, Box 202, Palmerston, Ont. 

68. Stanley Haugh, North Augusta, Ont. 

69. H. B. Fonger, County Bldgs., St. Catharines, Ont. 

70. J. T. Andrews, Box. 315, Bracebridge, Ont. 

71. Earle McQueen, Dalhousie St., Amherstburg, Ont. 


72. J. E. Salis'bury, Front St., Starling, Ont. 

73. D. Kearnel, Box. 338, Ridgetown, Ont. 

74. Arthur W. Holt, Strathroy. 

75. Edwin, Harrof, R.R. No. 5, Milton, Ont. 

76. W. V. Yorke, 1109 20th St., Niagara Falls, Ont. 

77. Harold Smith, 157 McLean Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

78. Geo. H. Brown, Parkhill, Ont. 

79. J. L. Mills, 25 Condor Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

80. J | W. Ratcliffe, Jr., 245 Randolph St., Sandwich, Ont. 

81. F. W. Kaiser, Box 509, Aylmer, Ont. 

82. J. W. A. Ferguson, 56 Regent St., Port Arthur, Ont. 

83. A. H. Woodland, Box 446, Orangeville, Ont. 

84. W. Hayes, Wroxter, Ont. 

86. P. S. Vradenburg, Meaford, Ont. 

88. E. R. Paling, R.R. No. 1, Turnerville, Ont. 

90. W. W. Duncan, The Dominion Bank, Kenora, Ont. 

91. S. Biggs, 142 Lippincott St., Toronto, Ont. 

94. H. S. Johnson, 77 Bond St., Lindsay, Ont. 

95. C. O. Maddock, 19 Granite St., Capper Cliffe, Ont. 
100. W. H. Drumniond, 53 Pearl St. W., Brockville, Ont. 

102. W. T. Waddle, 88 Trelawne Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 

103. Jas. Milligan, 121 Worthington St., North Bay, Ont. 

104. E. Jordan, Church St., Oakville, Ont. 
110. W. H. Smooker, Box 8, Warkworth, Ont. 

112. C. A. Louden, Morrisburg, Ont. 

113. C. J. Maye, 416 Adolphus St., Cornwall, Ont. 

114. W. N. Thompson, Stewart St., Renfrew, Ont. 

115. J. D. Smith, Glenmorris, Ont. 

116. L. E. Pye, Box 426, Oarleton Place, Ont. 

117. A. C. Mason, 131 Peter St., Kitchener, Ont. 
119. L. D. Kennedy, Leamington, Ont. 

129. W. S. Bennett, Mitchell, Ont. 

130. J. J. Chapman, Port Elgin, Ont. 

131. S. J. Stott, Wiarton, Ont. 

132. J. R. McMurrich, Mgr., St. Lawrence Steel & Wire Co., Ltd., 

Gananoque, Ont. 

133. J. C. Dowsett, Portland, Ont. 

143. E. J. Hayes, Cameron St. West, Canmington, Ont. 
135. L. M. Nicholls, Post Office, Uxbridge, Ont. 

138. H. C. Kendall, 22 Valleyview Gds., Toronto, Ont. 

139. G. H. Gardner, Havelock, Ont. 

140. C. A. Auld, 1519 Donald St., Fort William, Ont. 

144. G. H. Harden, Brighton, Ont. 

145. E. Hewett, 42 Glebeholme Blvd., Toronto, Ont. 

146. R. Oke, Main St., Listowell, Ont. 

147. R. M. MacPherson, Lucknow, Ont. 

148. D. J. Mcintosh, Dalkeith, Ont. 

149. Wm. Morrison, Rainy River, Ont. 

150. J. Lewis, 229, Merton Ave., St. Rambert, Que. 

151. V. E. Ives, 519 MacKay St., Pembroke, Ont. 

152. H. A. McFayden, Box 53, Fort Frances, Ont. 

153. Alex. Bruce, Box 664, Wallaeeburg, Ont. 

154. J. N. Spence, Dawson, Y.T. 

155. J. A. Powell, 3 Bellview Ave., Burlington, Ont. 
161. Percy Gunn, Madoc, Ont. 


163. W. H. Ford, 110 Kingswood Rd., Toronto, Ont. 

164. V. E. Lemon, West Lome, Ont. 

167. B. J. Brownell, Box 226, Port McNicoll, Ont. 

168. N. A. MacColl, Campbellford, Ont. 

169. G. E. McKelvie, New Liskeard, Ont. 

175. Jos. Fleming, 1164 King St. West, Hamilton, Ont. 

184. J. A. Bell, 235 Emerick Ave., Fort Erie North, Ont. 

185. J. Petch, 26 Maynard Ave., Toronto, Ont. 
195. F. J. Jones, Cheltenham, Ont. 

198. F. A. Hutchinson, 220 Colborne St. W., Orillia, Ont. 

203. T. Wainwright, Box 663, Cobalt, Ont. 

205. N. G. McDonald, Thornhill, Ont. 

210. H. B. Geiger, Vars, Ont. 

212. Mont L. Levy, 260 Yonge St., Toronto, Ont. 

213. J. Beattie, Box 251, Schumacher, Ont. 

214. J. A. Hartley, R.R. No. 3, Oil City, Ont. 

215. J. L. Maude, 40 Victor Ave., Mimico, Ont. 

217. J. A. Burton, 153 Brookdale Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

218. A. H. Kelly, Shelburne, Ont. 

219. H. C. Kestevem, 231 McRoberts Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

220. W. E. Mason, R.R. No. 1, Weston, Ont. 

221. G. C. Webster, Durham, Ont. 

222. R. G. Orr, 192 Powell Ave., Ottawa, Ont. 

223. W. J. Gummett, Drawer "A", Ansonville, Ont. 

224. Herbert Kay, 396 Emerald St. N., Hamilton, Ont. 

225. Wm. Pendleton, 615 Greenwood Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

226. P. O. McLaren, Box 625, Perth, Ont. 

227. Harry Hill, 80 Bridge St. W., Belleville, Ont. 

230. L. G. Brayley, Box 23, Port Credit, Ont. 

231. G. A. Charles, 51 Kingswood Road, Toronto, Ont. 

232. G. E. Ritchie, 2 21st Street, New Toronto, Ont. 

233. J. Burns, 116 Craighurst Ave.. Toronto, Ont. 

234. D. P. Cricton, Box 390, Georgetown, Ont. 

235. E. J. Eveleigh, Box 34, Aurora, Ont. 

236. C jS. Springer, Box 215, Caledonia, Ont. 

238. Walter Hodge, 463 Dorinda St., London, Ont. 

239. Ivan Story, Cedar Springs, Ont. 

240. V. Bryee, Box 231, iSmithville, Ont. 

241. iS. Appleton, 219 Howland Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

242. Deacon Chapman, Byron, Ont. 

243. W. M. Spera, R.R. No. 1, Bartonville, Ont. 

244. Clinton Roy, Cochrane, Ont. 

245. A. Jefkins, P.O. Box 616, Preston, Ont. 

246. E. E. Clarke, 13 Pearen Ave., Mount Dennis, Ont. 

247. S. Whitehall, R.R. No. 8, London, Ont. 

248. Dr. D. L. McKerracheo, Arnprior, Ont. 

249. R. M. Cotton, Box 206, Bowmanville, Ont. 

250. W. S. F. Campbell, 321 Erie St. West, Windsor, Ont. 

251. G. A. Goddard, c/o Royal Bank, Kirkland Lake, Ont. 

252. W. C. Burgess, 138 S. College Ave., Sarnia, Ont. 

253. Norman Holden, Port Dover, Ont. 





Grand Chapter 




Frederick W. Elliott 

E. M. Carleton 

Port Credit 

George W. Slack 

Robert W. Clewlo . . 


W. N. Ponton 


W. H. G. Garrioch 


Rev. A. S. H. Cree 


W. Y. Mills 

Iroquois Falls 

D. H. Mcintosh 

Carleton Place 

W. G. Price 

Port Credit 

Wm. J. Tow 


W. M. Logan 

W. J. Potts 

John F. Marr 


Charles T. Wilkinson . . 

Walter H. Davis 

K. J. Dunstan 

R. B. Dargavel. . . 

New South Wales . . 


Xew York 

C. W. Haentschel 

Hai ley bury 

Frank G. McLean 

North Dakota . 

Nova Scotia 


Edwin Smith 

Eil. Worth 


Smith Falls 


R. J. Reade 



John Boyd 

D. H. McCracken 

Dr. Alfred Webster 

W. H. Wardrope 


Port Colborne 


South Carolina 




J. H. C. Woodward 

Wilbert L. Stewart 



V. M. Hare 


W. J. McCollum 

S. S. Forbes 

W. J. Armstrong 


West Virginia 

William J. Wadsworth 

Howard E. Meadd 







Grand Chapter 




F. S. Watson 


George H. Wright . . . 

Geo. N. Delap 



Chas. R. McCord . 


Fred W. Soady 

William H. Baugh. . . 

E. W. F. Holler . 




D. Henry Childs . . 


Kansas City 

Arthur McCarthney Dunstan 



H. B. Mathews 

Edward W. Rolle... 

New York City 

James Hamilton Harkness 

James A. MacKenzie 

W. G. Bandy 



G. S. Wright. . . 

East Liverpool 

Oklahoma City 



J. C. Knox. . 

South Brisbane 

Arthur S. Gorrell 


Sir J. C. Watson, M.B.C., K.C. . . . 



Belle Fourche 

W. Goodloe. . . 





Frederick J. Thomas 



Robert L. McCroskey 


West Leaderville 

Frederick C. Steinbieker 

Elmer S. Owen 

Richard H. Repath 







Grand Chaptek 



Guy T. Smith 

Montgomery, Mas. Temple 
1412 Second St. N.W., Calgary 

C. A. MacPherson 

Harry A. Drachman 

John Wolfe 

Batesville, 100 Spring St. 
Vancouver, 603 Hastings St. W. 
San Francisco, Rm. 423, Mas. Temple 
London, Ont. 

British Columbia 

J. W. Prescott, G.S.E. . . . 

Edwin Smith, G.S.E 

W. W. Cooper 

Denver, Rm. 319, Mas. Temple 
Hartford, Mas. Temple 

John W. Macklem 

J. Claude Keiper 

P. Col ville Smith, G.S.E.. 

Wilber P. Webster 

W. J. Penn, Jr 

District of Columbia 

Washington, Mas. Temple 

801 Mulberry St., Macon 
Boise, Box 1203 

Edward H. Way 

J. E. Jeffers 

Springfield, Box 656 

Robt. A. Woods 

Princeton, Mas. Temple 

H. C. Shellard, G. Reg. . . 

E. Elmei F. Strain 

G. Allison Holland 

C. C. Brown 

Topeka, Masonic Temple 

New Orleans, Rm. 301, Mas. Temple 
Portland, Mas. Temple 
Winnipeg, Masonic Temple 
Baltimore, Mas. Temple 
Boston, Mas. Temple, Rm. 209 
Coldwater, 95 W. Chicago St 
St. Paul, Masonic Temple 

Conver E. Leach 

George Syme 

Raymond T. Sewell 

Chas. A. Conover 

John Fishel 

Edward L. Faucette 

Luther T Hauberg 

Lewis E. Smith 

Omaha, M.T., 19th and Douglas 

J. Twining Hartt 

Harry M. Cheney 

Charles D. McCracken. . . 

Alpheus A. Keen 

F. R. Sinden. . . 

St. John, Ritchie's Bldg. 

Sydney, Unity Bldg., 16 Callaugh St. 
New York City, Mas. Hall 
Wellington, Box 236 
Raleigh, N.C. 

Chas. C. Hunt . 

Chas. W. Nielsen 

W. Ritchie 

Walter L. Stockwell 

Brenton F. Porter 

Mont. C. Hambright 

Ira B. Kirkland 

D. Rufus Cheney 

Joseph E. Quinby 

W. W. Williamson, G.S.E. 

R. W. G. Kendrick 

Wilbur A. Scott 

Francis B. Reilly, G.S.E.. 
Geo. A. Howell, G.S.E. . . 
0. Frank Hart 

Truro, Box 145 


Muskogee, Rm. 12, Flint Nat. Bank 
Portland, Masonic Temple Bldg. 
Philadelphia, Mas. Temple 
Montreal, Box 3172 

Box 425 F., Brisbane 

Providence, 87 Weybossett St. 
Regina, 312 Westman Chambers 
Edinburgh, 76 Queen St. 

South Carolina 

Geo. A. Pettigrew 

T. E. Doss. 

Sioux Falls, Mas. Temple 
Nashville, 306 7th Ave. N. 

T. M. Bartley. .. 


J. M. Dunlop 

A. S. Harrison 

Charles K. Cahn 

Jas. M. Clift 

Salt Lake City 
Burlington, Mas. Temple 
Melbourne, 164 Flinders St. 

Wesley C. Stone. . . 

Spokane, 412 Hyde Bldg. 

Hugh R. Anderson 

G. M. Ford 

William F. Weiler 

Richard H. Repath 

Chas. A. Conover 

T. G. L. Lumley-Smith . . 

Wheeling, 1407 Market St. 
Milwaukee, 790 N. VanBuren St. 

Cheyenne, P.O. Box 816 

Coldwater, Mich. 

London, W.C., Mark Masons' Hall 

England-Wales M.M.M. L'ge 



Grand First Principals of the Grand Chapter of 
Canada from 1857 to 1935 

*W. M. Wilson 1857. 

*Thompson Wilson 1858 

*T. D. Harington 1859-60 

*John C. Franck. 1861-2 

*T. D. Haiington 1863-4-5-6 


*S. B. Harman 1872 

*C. D. Macdonell 1873 

*Jas. Seymour 1874 

*L. H. Henderson 1875-6 

*F. J. Menet 1877-8 

*Daniel Spry 1879-80 

*Donald Ross 1881-2 

*H. Macpherson 1883-4 

*Thos. Sargant 1885-6 

*Robt. Hendry, Jr 1887 

*R. B. Hungerford 1888-9 

*J. J. Mason 1890-1 

*J. E. Harding 1892-3 

Eos? Robertson 1894-5 

*M. Walsh 1896-7-8 

*Wm. G. Reid 1899-1900 

*Wm. Gibson 1901-2 

*A. Shaw 1903-4 

*WilIiam Roaf 1905-6 

*John Leslie 1907-8 

George Moore 1909-10 

*Fred W. Harcourt 191 1-2 

*Daniel F. Macwatt 1913-4 

*Wm. S. R. Murch 1915-6 

A. S. Gorrell, M.D 1917-8 

Wm. N. Ponton 1919-20 

*H. S. Griffin, M.D 1921 

*Richard H. Spencer 1922-3 

Walter H. Davis 1924-5 

Kenneth J. Dunstan 1926-7 

Edwin Smith 1928-9 

Walter G. Price, D.D.S 1930-1 

Chas. W. Haentschel, M.D 1932-3 

Alexander Cowan 1934 

George I.. Gardiner 1935 

Honourary Past Grand First Principals of the 
Grand Chapter of Canada 


*Henry Robertson 1888 

*Kivas Tully 1891 

*Hugh Murray 1903 

Harry H. Watson 1909 


*E. T. Malone 1919 

*A. T. Freed 1920 

*Sir John M. Gibson 1922 

Grand Scribes E. of the Grand Chapter 
of Canada 

*Thomas B. Harris 1857-73 

*R. P. Stephens 1874-5 

*Daniel Spry 1876-7 

*David McLellan 1878-91 

*Thomas Sargant 1892-8 

*George J. Bennett 1899-1915 

*Henry T. Smith 1916-1929 

Edwin Smith 1930-1935 




Arrears for dues. — When ? — A Companion having paid his dues to 
December 31st, 1914, would not be one year in arrears until December 
31st, 1916.— W. S. R. Murch, 1917, page 25. 

Arrears for dues. — A Companion holds office in Chapter while in 
arrears in another, no reason why he should not hold office, but if sus- 
pended for non-payment of dues, must of necessity stand suspended in all. 
—A. S. Gorrell, page 25, 1918. 

Affiliation. — Member of two Chapters, applied to third and rejected 1 — 
can ballot be treated as a nullity. No. — W. N. Ponton, 1921, page 23. 

Ballot. — Cannot be done at an Emergent Convocation. — W. N. Ponton, 
1921, page 34. 

Ballot taken collectively. — No objection — ballots distributed. All re- 
ceived ballots and voted. Ballot declared closed. Examined by Principals. 
Two Companions exercised right to examine ballot upon Altar. Candidates 
declared elected and ballot destroyed. 

A Companion then asked how many black balls in box. Answer — one. 
Companion stated it was his intention to deposit black ball. The one he 
had was discolored. He claimed election was illegal. 

Ruled that candidates having been declared elected matter was closed. 
— K. J. Dunstan, 1928, pages 27-28. 

Ballot. — Refused permission to receive and ballot on an application 
for exaltation at the same Convocation — W. G. Price, 1931, page 34. 

Certificate of Standing. — When Chapter becomes dormant, and books 
are returned to Grand Scribe E. and those found clear in books can be 
furnished with Certificate, by Grand Scribe E. — A. S. Gorrell, 1919, 
pages 26-27. 

Degrees. — Refused permission for Chapter to confer Past Master 
Degree on Companions so as to permit them visiting Chapters in Foreign 
Jurisdictions. — F. W. Harcourt, 1912, page 15. 

Degree, Mark Master. — A brother having received the Mark Degree 
in England or Scotland, must make application in regular way and be 
conferred under our Jurisdiction. — A. S. Gorrell, 1918, page 24; W. N. 
Ponton, 1921, page 35. 

Demitted Brother. — A demitted brother from a Craft Lodge is in 
good standing and perfectly eligible to make application for Membership 
to a Chapter.— A. S. Gorrell, 1918, page 23. 

Demitted Master Mason not eligible for membership in the Royal 
Craft.— C. W. Haentschel, 1933, page 35. 

Demits. — Chapter must meet every three months and no demits can 
be issued unless passed upon in open Chapter. If Chapter does not meet, 
no demits can be issued, and if Chapter becomes dormant only Grand 
Scribe E. qualified to issue demits. — A. S. Gorrell, 1919, page 26. 

Amended — see Constitution 248, page 66. Demit granted either by 
personal application or in writing. 

Dues — payment in advance. — By-laws of Chapter decides. — W. N. 
Ponton, 1921, pages 32-33. 

Dues — payable in advance. — No Chapter has legal right to ask for 
1921 dues before expiry of 1920.— W. N. Ponton, 1921, pages 34-35. 


Dues — Payment.— -Companion not having paid dues in 1923 would 
not be 12 months in arrears until 31st December, 1924. But if specific 
date is fixed, say January the first; would be twelve months in arrears, 
January the first, 1924.— W. H. Davis, 1925, page 29. 

Degrees. — M.M.M. and M.E.M. can be conferred on candidates at 
same Convocation while Holy Royal Arch must be sole work of a Con- 
vocation. — R. H. Spencer, 1923, page 34. 

Degrees — M.M.M. can be conferred on candidates who present them- 
selves, after applications passed upon by Petitioners on occasion of 
Institution of a new Chapter, but candidates must be regularly balloted 
for.— R. H. Spencer, 1923, page 34. 

Degrees. — When a Chapter meets in Regular Convocation, to transact 
business and confer M.M.M. or M.E.M. degrees, the proper procedure 
is noted on pages 262 and 263 of the Ritual. The conferring of the 
degree being part of the order of business for the Convocation, must be 
completed before the Chapter is closed in due form in the Holy Royal 
Arch. — Edwin Smith, 1930, pages 30-31; R. H. Spencer, 1923, page 34. 

Degrees. — Capitular Degrees permitted to be conferred upon accepted 
candidates in, adjacent towns and villages where properly equipped 
Masonic Lodge Rooms are located, provided Warrant is present. — Edwin 
Smith, 1930, page 30. 

Degrees. — Conferring of the Holy Royal Arch Degree by a visiting 
Chapter from the United States, according to their work, upon candi- 
dates refused, but exemplification of the work permitted by the visitors. — 
Edwin Smith, 1930, page 30. 

Examination of Candidates. — Candidates should be examined in 
M.M.M. Degree in Lodge open in that degree, likewise in M.E.M. Degree 
before exaltation. — A. S. Gorrell, 1919, pages 24-25. 

Examination of Officers. — Examining Board had not reported favour- 
ably as to the qualifications of a Third Principal (Elect), the District 
Superintendent refused to install. Superintendent action was sustained 
and Chapter directed to elect a Third Principal at their next Regular Con- 
vocation. — Edwin Smith, 1929, page 36. 

Funeral Expenses. — Chapter not liable when it had not become re- 
sponsible for the debt. — A. S. Gorrell, 1918, page 23. 

Fee — Increase. — When Chapter passed By-law to increase fee, a 
Brother who was accepted prior to approval of By-law relating to in- 
creased fees was entitled to admittance at former fee. — W. H. Davis, 
1925, page 29. 

Installation. — First Principal when re-elected must be installed but 
not necessary to perform full ceremony. — A. S. Gorrell, 1918, page 23. 

Jurisdiction. — Westport strictly in the territory of Prince of Wales 
Chapter, being 18 miles from Perth, while Kingston was 30 miles. — R. 
H. Spencer, 1923, page 33. 

Jurisdiction. — Jurisdiction of this Grand Body extends only within 
the confines of Ontario and the Yukon Territory, and that candidates 
residing without our jurisdiction can only be accepted with the con- 
sent of any other Grand Body, which must be obtained before any 
application can be considered. — C. W. Haentschel, 1934, page 24. 

Jurisdiction. — Nearest place of residence to be consulted. — A. S. 
Gorrell, 1919, page 25. 


Jewels. — Jewel of a Knights Templar or of a Knights of Malta can- 
not be worn in Chapter Rooms. — R. H. Spencer, 1923, page 34. 

Lewis. — Received Royal Arch Degree in Scotland. Cannot affiliate 
with Chapter in this Jurisdiction until he attains the age of 21 years-. — 
W. H. Davis, 1925, page 29. 

Memorial Service to Parade as Royal Arch Masons. — Members in- 
dividually could attend and thus show appreciation but not as Royal 
Arch Masons. — R. H. Spencer, 1924, page 35. 

Minutes — Typewritten. — Chapters may have minutes typewritten by 
Scribe E. with proviso that each sheet be numbered, signed and after- 
wards secured in binding. — W. H. Davis, 1926, page 35; Edwin Smith, 
1930, page 30. 

Membership. — Members of a Craft Lodge suspended foT non-payment 
of dues or having taken their demit, not deprived of privileges in the 
Royal Craft.— C. W. Haentschel, 1933, page 35. 

Membership. — A Companion in attendance at a Convocation, in arrears 
of dues, but not suspended, has the full privileges as a member — >C. W. 
Haentschel, 1933, page 35. 

Motion, Amendment and Procedure. — Main motion provided that the 
fee for Exaltation should be $35.00, but an amendment to make it $25.00 
was carried. The original motion was not then submitted. It was 
asked whether carrying the amendment was sufficient. It was ruled 
that if the amendment covered the whole subject matter of the original 
motion so that it was expressed in the same words, exception substitu- 
tion of $25.00 for $35.00, it was therefore, self-contained and its adoption 
would suffice. If on the other hand, the amendment only varied a por- 
tion of the substantive motion, then the adoption of the motion as 
amended was necessary. It was further stated that the proper pro- 
cedure after passing an amendment was then to submit the motion as 
amended, but if the amendment was drawn as stated, it was felt that 
it expressed the wish of the Chapter and that it was unnecessary to 
insist upon a technicality. — K. J. Dunstan, 1927, pages 23-24. 

Motor Club. — Name of Chapter to be used in connection with Motor 
Club. Beaver Chapter unanimously adopted resolution. "That consent 
of Chapter be given to formation of Motor Club to be called — 'Beaver 
Chapter Motor Club' subject to approval of Grand Chapter." Ruled 
that it was not in the best interest of Masonry that the name of the 
Chapter should be associated with any outside Club or Organization. — 
K. J. Dunstan, 1928, page 27. 

Officer. — Third Principal-elect refused to come forward for Installa- 
tion after being requested. First Principal has power to order another 
election.— W. S. R. Murch, 1917, page 25. 

Officer. — First Principal having been installed attended duties from 
January to March, then left and not returning for one year, considered 
entitled to be invested as Immediate Past Z. — A. S. Gorrell, 1918, 
page 24. 

Officer. — Appointed. — The selection of appionted officers on night of 
Installation does not render installation illegal. — A. S. Gorrell, 1919, 
page 24. 

Officer. — Officer occupies position until successor elected and in- 
stalledu— A. S. Gorrell, 1919, page 26. 


Opening and Closing Ceremonies. — Not permissible for Presiding 
Officer except Grand Z. to close Lodge or Chapter without full cere- 
mony. — A. S. Gorrell, 1919, page 26. 

Officer — Sojourner. — Failed to get up work — should be left to Chap- 
ter to act. — W. N. Ponton, 1921, page 32. 

Officer. — Past H. or Past J. retaining title and were they qualified to 
a seat to the right or left of the throne. As title of Excellent Com- 
panion was given to each when installed, could not be taken away, and 
were entitled to rank. Not having passed chair were not entitled to 
sit on either side of throne. — R. H. Spencer, 1923, page 35. 

Offence — Masonic. — Companion charged in Symbolic Lodge and sus- 
pended. Suspension from Royal Arch privileges ruled should stand until 
Grand Lodge deals with matter. — W. H. Davis, 1925, page 29. 

Officer. — Officer refused to attend Convocations or resign office. Re- 
fusal tantamount to resigning office and Chapter should proceed to fill 
place.— W. H. Davis, 1926, page 36. 

Office — dual. — Scribe E. and Treasurer's Office cannot be held by the 
same person. — Edwin Smith, 1929, page 36. 

Officers. — Officers must be elected separately, not collectively, and by 
ballot, as provided by By-law. — W. G. Price, 1931, page 34. 

Petition for Dispensation. — A Companion naving signed Petition for 
Dispensation for a Chapter, and name continued on petition, without a 
request by the Companion for its removal, he is liable for dues as by- 
laws of Chapter may legally enforce.— A. S. Gorrell, 1918, page 22. 

Physical Fitness. — Brother losing arm above elbow entitled to receive 
Chapter Degrees. — A. S. Gorrell, 1919, page 24. 

Physical Disability. — Piaster Mason not debarred from Royal Arch 
Masonry on account of physical disability acquired after admission to 
Symbolic Masonry. — A. S. Gorrell, 1919, page 27. 

Physical Disability. — Brother minus thumb of right hand could be 
received providing he was capable of explaining or exemplifying secret 
work, and his disability could not make him a burden on Chapter. — R. H, 
Spencer, 1923, page 35. 

Petition. — Applicant's Petition received and accepted, but before de- 
gree conferred, charges were made against applicant, and until these 
charges had been investigated and were either proven or otherwise, no 
advancment of the brother could take place. — R. H. Spencer, 1924, 
pages 25-26. 

Quorum — what Constitutes. — To make it legal, nine members must 
be present at meeting of M.M.M. or M.E.M. Lodge as provided by Con- 
stitution.— A. S. Gorrell, 1919, page 24. 

Qualification. — Oareful examination is the only test of competency for 
qualification to discharge duties of office without proving satisfactory, 
no Installation should be allowed. — J. Seymour, 1875, pages 22-23. 

Room, Chapter. — Refused to allow Chapter Room to be leased to 
O.E.S.— D. F. MacWatt, 1914, page 29. 

Regalia. — Principals should be clothed as Royal Arch Masons, wear- 
ing sash and apron. Robes are worn over the sash and apron, and 
collar and jewel of Office worn outside robes. — W. S. R. Murch, 1917, 
page 25. 


Regalia. — Royal Arch Regalia cannot be worn at Masonic funeral — 
it being a 'Craft function.— Edwin Smith, 1930, page 30. 

Residence. — A Brother visiting from a Foreign Jurisdiction wanted 
to join a Chapter. Residence not deemed sufficient. If waiver of Juris- 
diction obtained a dispensation might be issued. — A. S. Gorrell, 1918, 
page 24. 

Residence, permanent. — Must join Chapter nearest place of resi- 
dence.— A. S. Gorrell, 1918, page 25. 

Royal Arch Degree. — Permissable to confer Royal A.rch Degree on 
more than three candidates at once and same time, provided candidates 
are conducted in lots of three, and in no other manner. — A. S. Gorrell, 
1919, page 25. 

Report unsigned and unfavourable. — First Principal declared appli- 
cant rejected and such declaration was irregular, Brother's name must 
be put on future summons and proper report be presented so that 
proper action can be taken. — W. H. Davis, 1925, page 29. 

Regalia. — Royal Arch Regalia, (Apron and Sash), must be worn by 
Companions while working in all degrees, M.M.M., M.E.M., and H.R.A. — 
Edwin Smith, 1930, page 30. 

Serving Companion. — Organist not considered a serving Companion. — ■ 
A. S. Gorrell, 1918, page 22. 

Seal of Chapter on Certificates. — Requires resolution of Chapter in 
each specific case to authorize same. — W. N. Ponton, 1921, page 33. 

Suspension for non-payment of dues. — Name must appear before 
restoration on Summons issued for Regular Convocation at which ballot 
for restoration is taken. — W. H. Davis, 1925, page 29. 

Seal of Grand Chapter. — The use of the Seal of the Grand Chapter is 
limited to official documents issued by the Grand Z. or the Grand Scribe 
E. with the authority of the Grand Chapter or the Garnd Z. It must 
not be used, nor should any imitation of it be used, on any circulars, 
correspondence or Christmas Cards of Grand Superintendents. — R. B. 
Hungerford, 1888; Edwin Smith, 1930, page 31. 

Suspension. — A Companion who was suspended for non-payment of 
dues, not having received a written notice nor one having been for- 
warded, was not suspended and could pay his dues if he so desired. — 
Edwin Smith, page 35, 1929. 

Visiting Card for Companion. — Grand Scribe E. has no authority to 
use seal of Grand Chapter on such cards. — W. N. Ponton, 1921, pages 

Special Dispensations. 

Physical disability not a bar to Masonic Advancement. — W. H. 
Davis, 1926, page 33. 

Applications from Bank Clerks who are highly recommended, but 
who had not acquired a twelve months' residency. Two dispensations 
issued on instructions. — W. H. Davis, 1926, pages 33-34. 




Address of Welcome to Grand Z. from Chapters of Wellington 

District _ 15-16 

Address of Grand Z 17-31 

Amendments to By-Laws 21 

Annual Convocation, Where Held 3 

Annual Statement of Receipts of Chapters 94-97 

Appointment of Grand Officers 138-139 

Assets of Grand Chapter _ 106-107 

Audit and Finance Recommendation, Committee to Act 110-114 

By-Laws, Approved 21 

Chapters by District 144-147 

Chapters Represented 4-12 

Chapters Not Represented 12-13 

Civic Welcome ; 14-15 

Credentials, Reports of Committee on 4-13 

Dedications 28 

Deaths 128-131 

Dispensations Issued „ 20 

Distinguished Visitors, Received from — 

Grand 'Chapters, Quebec, New York, New Jersey, Pennsyl- 
vania, Grand Lodge of Canada, Knights Templar, 

A. & A.S.R., R. & S.M 13-14 

District Grand Superintendents, Elected 89-90 

District Grand Superintendents, Reports of '. 32-87 

Election of Officers - .102-103 

Executive Committee — Elected Members 103 

Executive Committee — Appointed Members 138 

Executive Committee — Benevolence 134 

Executive Committee and Sub-Committee 140-142 

Exaltations and Losses -.... 93 

First Principals of Chapters with Addresses 162-164 

Fraternal Correspondence Appendix 

Fraternal Correspondence — Report Presented 99 

Grand Chapter — Opened 4 

Grand Chapter — Officers Present 3 

Grand Chapter — Representatives Present . 16-17 

Grand Chapter— Closed 139 

Grand Chapter — Banquet, etc 140 

Grand Representatives 165-166 

Grand Secretaries 167 

Grand Superintendents of District Present 3 

Grand First Principals Since 1857 168 



Grand Scribes E. Since 1857 168 

Grand Z.'s Testimonial - 135 

Grant to Committee on Arrangements, Kitchener 134 

Greetings and Communications 88-89 

Guests Convey Greetings - - 140 

Honouraryj Member of Executive — 0. Ellwood 134-135-143 

Honourary Rank of Past Z. to Gomp. C. A. Seager 133-134 

Honours Tendered Distinguished Visitors 14 

Historian Elected _ - 98 

In Memoriam _ 126 

Installation of Officers - - 137-138 

Luncheon Hour, Banquet 140 

Membership „ _ 93-153 

Minutes Annual Convocation, 1934, Adopted 16 

Name of Grand Chapter 24 

Next Place of Meeting, St. Catharines 137 

Notice of Motion - 135-136 

Present Standing of Membership - 93 

Presentation, Jewels to Members of Grand Chapters, 25 and 50 1 

Years - 22-23 

Receipts from Chapters 94-97 

Report of Committee on: 

Constitution, Laws and Jurisprudence 99 

Pictorial History 104 

Printing 98 

Request from Antiquity Chapter, No. 91 _..136-137 

Reports of Executive on: 

Audit and Finance 105-114 

Benevolence _ 114-115 

Condition of Capitular Masonry 115-125 

Fraternal Dead 126-131 

Grand Z.'s Address 131-133 

Royal Arch Masons' Welfare 102 

Report of Grand Treasurer 90-91 

Report of the Grand Scribe E. 92-97 

Resolution to Receive and Adopt Reports on : 

Audit and Finance 114 

Benevolence _ 115 

Committee on Pictorial History 104 

Committee on Printing 98 

Condition of Capitular Masonry 125 

Constitution, Laws and Jurisprudence 102 

Fraternal Dead ' , 128 



Grand Treasurer . 91 

Grand Scribe E. 97 

Grand Z.'s Address - > 133 

Royal Arch Masons' Welfare 103 

Returns of Constituent Chapters 148-153 

Restorations - 158 

Royal Arch Masons in Good Standing, Admitted 16 

Ruling's of Grand Z 21 

Rulings of Past Grand Z.'s 169^173 

Scrutineers of Ballot 98-99 

Suspensions : 154-158 

Scribes of Chapters — Names and Addresses 158-161 

Second Day — Wednesday 89 

Time of Holding Grand Chapter 23 

Vote of Thanks to: 

Credentials Committee 98 

Installing Board 138 

Kitchener District, etc 134 

Owners of Dunker Building _ 137 

Scrutineers 134 

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A — Atheism — Washington 
Allegory — Washington 
American Visit — Scotland 
Amen Corner — Indiana 
Architecture — Mas sachusett s 
Allied Degrees — Massachusetts, Saskatchewan, South 

Anthology — North Carolina 

B — Banks — Colorado, Indiana, New York, North Carolina. 
Building — Texas, Ohio, Kansas, Quebec, Saskatchewan, 
South Dakota, Wisconsin 

C — Consistories — Wisconsin 
C on solidat ion — Ve r m on t 
Chapter of Research — Scotland 
Conscience — Kansas, Washington 
Charity — Utah, Pennsylvania, Tennessee 
Communism — Ohio, Utah, Virginia 
China — England 

Contact — England, New Zealand, Pennsylvania 
Certificates 994 — Mark Master Masons of England 
Chapters — Virginia 

Courage — New York, New Zealand, Wisconsin 
Conservative Traditions — Pennsylvania 
Critics — North Carolina 

D — Dependent Membership — -Connecticut, Colorado, Nova 

Scotia, Oklahoma, South Caro- 
lina, Texas 

D rones — Colorado 

De Molay — Virginia, Iowa, Wisconsin 

Destiny — District of Columbia 

Duke of York — Mark Master Masons of England 

Dispensations — Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio 

Despotism — Illinois 

Depression — Illinois, Nevada, Ohio, Saskatchewan, Tenn- 

Demit — Kentucky 

Dictators — Saskatchewan 

Dead Timber — Wisconsin 

E — Extraneous Orders — Texas 

Entertainment — District of Columbia, Iowa, Kansas, Okla- 
homa, Pennsylvania, Wyoming 
Eastern Star — Iowa, North Carolina, Missouri. 
Education — Colorado, Michigan, Arizona, California, 

New Hampshire, West Virginia, Wisconsin 
Epitaph — Missouri 
Eternal Verities — Ohio 

F — Faith — Ohio, District of Columbia, New York, Pennsyl- 
vania, Wyoming, Wisconsin 
Fighters — Ohio, Indiana, Iowa 
Foreign Tongue — New York 


Flin Flon — Manitoba 

Friendship — Delaware, Nebraska, Saskatchewan, Wis- 
False Economy — Mississippi 
Forgotten Main — -Saskatchewan 

G — Grand Representatives — 'Connecticut, New York, North 

Carolina, Wyoming 
Grand Lodge — Ohio 
Good Hope — District of Columbia 
Gold Standard — New York 
General Grand Chapter — Florida, New Mexico, Vermont, 

Grand Secretary — New Jersey, Michigan 
Gavel — Wyoming 
Germany — Washington 

H — Homes — Texas, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Alabama, 
History — 'Ohio, Nevada, Alberta, British Columbia 
Humour — New York, Missouri, Wyoming 
Husbandman — Georgia 
Holy — Saskatchewan 
Hope — West Virginia 

I — Immortality — Texas, British Columbia, South Dakota 
Invocation — Ohio, Iowa, New York, Illinois, Missouri, New 

Investments — Pennsylvania 
Inferiority Complex — Oklahoma 

International Relations — Saskatchewan, Tennessee, Wash- 
Ideals — 'South Carolina 

K— K. of G.— New York 

L — Lost Word — Saskatchewan 

Law — Saskatchewan!, West Virginia 

Light — Missouri, Wisconsin 

Life — Texas, Iowa 

Lawyers' -Sagacity — England 

Line Officers — Connecticut, Michigan, North Carolina 

Leadership — New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont 

Liquor — Illinois 

Lodges — Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio 

M — Moore, Georsre — Pennsylvania 
Meetings — New Mexico 
Marking Time — Missouri 
Masterpieces — 'Colorado 
Men & Mountains — Washington, Utah 
Mysteries — Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, British Col- 
Mark Lodge — New York, Wisconsin 


Memorials — New York, Nova Scotia, Colorado, New Zea- 
land, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North 
Carolina, Michigan, Manitoba, Wisconsin, 
Nebraska, Scotland, Tennessee, Massachu- 
setts, South Dakota 

Masonic Press — Michigan 

Mother — Alberta, Illinois 

Master Mason Night — British Columbia 

Might not Right — New South Wales 

Manhood — Washington, Wisconsin 

N — National Conditions — Texas, New York 
Nature (double) — Kansas 
New Chapters 21— England 

Necrology — Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Que- 
bec, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia 
N***ion Making — ^Saskatchewan, Tennessee 

O — Old Names — Mark Master Masons of England 
Official Family — Connecticut, Michigan 
Owen — Nova Scotia 
Optimism — New Mexico 
Over-saturated — West Virginia 

P — Paul Revere — Massachusetts 
Past G.H.P.'s^Washington 
Providence — Connecticut 

Poetry — Iowa, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Ten- 
nessee, Wisconsin 
Perinatetic — New Zealand 
Public Schools — Florida, Alabama, California 
Patience — New South Wales 
Philosophic disquisition — Manitoba 
Pessimism — Illinois, Kansas 
Prosperity — Nevada 
Pruning Orchard — Rhode Island 

Q — Quarries — Colorado, Nova Scotia 

R — Remnant — Massachusetts, Quebec 

Remembrance — North Carolina 

Reviewers — North Carolina, Colorado, Louisiana, Okla- 
homa, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas 

Relay Race — New York 

Roll Call — Nova Scotia, New York, Michigan, Massachu- 
setts, Vermont 

Ritual — Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Vermont, Wisconsin 

Religion — Utah, Washington 
S — Symbols — Maine 

Shrine — California 

Scotland — New South Wales. Kentucky, Massachusetts, 
Oklahoma, West Virginia 

Scottish Phrases — Scotland 

Sweden — Texas, Alberta, Illinois 

Scrap — Virginia 


Suspensions — Ohio, District of Columbia, Iowa, West Vir- 
Spiritual Values — Indiana 
iShip & Storm — Indiana 
Spicy Language — New York 
S a lu te — M ichigan 
Statistics — New Jersey, Wisconsin 
Service Club — Pennsylvania 
Sunset — Wisconsin 

T— Three Gates— 'Colorado 

Time — Washington, Wyoming 
Triple Tau — Iowa, Wisconsin 
Tried & Tested— Utah 
Titles & Dates — 'California 
Temple — Delaware 
Teachers Three — North Carolina 
Trouble — New Hampshire, Wisconsin 
Truth — Saskatchewan, Tennessee 

U — Untempered Mortar — Texas 

Usurpation — New Zealand, Vermont 
Unanimity — West Virginia 

V — Visitations— Michigan 

Visiting with — South Dakota 

W — Way — British Columbia 

Welfare Committee — Massachusetts, Wyoming, Vermont, 

West Virginia 
Work — Missouri, New South Wales, Utah 
Webb, Thomas Smith — .Rhode Island 
Washington — Vermont, Virginia 

Y — Youth and Age — West Virginia. 

Belleville, William N. Ponton, 

February, 1935. P.G.Z. 



William H. Stewart, Grand High Priest. 

Guy T. Smith, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and Seventh Annual was held 
in Montgomery, December 4, 1933. 

Fifteen Past Grand High Priests reported for 
duty and honour. 

Lew Lazarus as usual faithfully represented 

Commissions of Grand Representatives were re- 
voked for non-attendance for three successive years. 

Of the Masonic Home this is well said : 
"The Masonic Home is the Star in the Crown of Masonry 
in Alabama, and every Mason should count it not only a duty 
but a privilege to contribute to its support." 

The Scholarship Loan Fund is a feature of Ala- 
bama's policy. 

The Committee on Masonry and American Citi- 
zenship report: 

"May we not attribute some of the stability of our people 
in this trying and unprecedended period, to the widespread in- 
fluence and teachings, imbibed in our public schools, in the 
basic soundness of our government and institutions? 

"When we compare the instability of other nations in a 
crisis, with the cheerful and responsive attribute of the 
people of this nation in the effort to stabilize and properly 
direct a national recovery, we are forced to the conclusion that 
some agency in the past has been a factor in restraining on 
the one hand and in constructive effort on the other. 

"The sad state of our public schools in our own state 
should bring a blush of shame to the cheek of every Mason 
in our commonwealth because in the press of our own indi- 
vidual distress, we have failed to demand as we should that 
the corner stone of our progressive civilization, the public 
school system, must be preserved in all its grandeur of pur- 
pose. That the laborers in the quarries of ignorance must 
continuously produce suitable material properly prepared by 
the working tools of master craftsmen capable of detecting 
flaws and blemishes." 

James J. Douglas was elected Grand High Priest. 

Membership 5,854. Net loss 1,462. 

John W. Lawrence of Toronto, is the Grand Rep- 
resentative of Alabama. 


Archibald West, Grand First Principal. 
Cyril A. MacPherson, Grand Scribe E. 
The Twentieth Annual was held in Edmonton, 
21st March, 1934. 


Ten Past Grand Z's were honoured in the Grand 

Distinguished visitors from Manitoba and Sas- 
katchewan were welcomed. 

The Mayor of Calgary and the Mayor of Edmon- 
ton collaborated during the Proceedings of Grand 

One of the visitors stated how glad they were 
to learn the way Alberta solved its problems and 
thereby they themselves might acquire knowledge 
that may enable them to grapple better with the 
difficulties that face them. 

The Grand First Principal said in his address : 
"The year, as I look back on it now, seems to have been 
the shortest in my experience, containing only days enough 
to accomplish part of the work I had planned. 

"For ourselves, the roll-call of our departed companions 
reminds us of that Great Beyond, which at times seems so 
far away from us, but which, with each passing year, comes 
nearer to us all. 

'It seemeth such a little way to me 

Across to that strange country — the Beyond, 

They make it seem familiar and most dear 

As journeying friends bring distant regions near.' 

Invitations from Canada are acknowledged. 

The Grand Representative of Canada, F. S. Wat- 
son, was present but is not recorded as among those 

Membership 2,343. Net decrease 289. 

The Grievances and Appeals Committee gladly 
reported nothing to do. 

Melvin M. Downey reported on the New South 
Wales controversy, refusing to interfere. 

The Committee on Fraternal Dead report : 

"While to our finite minds Death is always the King of 
Terrors, whilst the Unknown is ever appalling, let the teach- 
ings of our Ancient Order remind us that 'Death is but the 
gate to Life Eternal.' " 

A Davison was elected Grand First Principal. 

This resolution was passed : 

"If any member shall be expelled for U.MjC. in either his 
Lodge of A.F. & A.M., Chapter or any Masonic order, his 
Certificate of Life Membership shall be cancelled." 

J. M. Empey is the Grand Representative of Al- 

From the British Columbia Review by S. H. M. 
we take the following: — 

"The 'Grand Z. must be a 'Knight of the Road.' He takes 
nine pages to tell where he went, what he saw and how he 


was treated. He must, moreover, be a ritualist, as the finale 
of his address is couched in true Masonic language : 'May the 
Most High .... prosper our united endeavours.' 

"'Companion Fea, Grand Registrar, keeps the Historical 
Register up to date, he says: 'The history of a people is the 
history of the country. The history of our members is the 
history of our Chapter.' " 

Canada at London is briefly but comprehensively 
reviewed by M.M.D. He speaks of the intervisita- 
tions of our Grand Z. Haentschel, of the deaths of 
Conip. Harcourt and Walsh, and says that Canada's 
Constitution would stand amending in connection 
with the ruling regarding dependent membership. 
He congratulates the "Mother Grand Chapter" on 
the celebration of the 75th Anniversary. Capitular 
Masonry Report is stated to be, as we know it, well 
worth studying and is largely quoted from. Our 
Review of sister Chapter Proceedings is kindly said 
to be "in a class by itself." 

From the review of the District of Columbia by 
S.H.M. we quote:— 

"What a delightful ending to a very interesting address, 
when the G.H.P. voices his appreciation of the Grand (Secre- 
tary, J. Claude Keiper, 'who is a veritable Multum in Parvo.' 
We have at different times heard him described as 'An inde- 
fatigable and efficient secretary.' Judging from observations 
both are by no means redundant." 

Under England we read: — 

"The Grand Lodge-Chapter officers visited the Grand 
Lodge of Sweden and the iSwedish brethren translated a 
number of degrees of the Swedish Rite into English and had 
them conferred for the benefit of the visitors. Most amicable 
relations have existed between the Grand Lodges of England 
and Sweden since 1799." 

The North Carolina Review gives us this touch : 
"Having spoken from the same platform on several occa- 
sions with the 'Ubiquitous Walter,' we know the feeling of 
exhilaration that is always in the air. Would that we had 
more such erudite Masonic orators!" 

One more citation from Washington : — 
"An eloquent short address was given by Companion 
Meier on 'Mother.' 'Mother is the world's most precious 
possession. iShe is God's noblest handiwork. Without her the 
human race must, long ago, have perished forever. Nur- 
tured by her tender and loving care, it still lives and is striv- 
ing to emulate the Master. No love can be like unto that of 
Mother.' " 

"He quotes the New York Reviewer thus : 'We noted that 
every Grand High Priest handed a few bouquets to the Grand 
Secretary in his address, but never threw as much as a dande- 
lion or a chick-weed at the cheerful, conscientious Reviewers." 



James Raymond Malott, Grand Hi^h Priest. 

Harry Arizona Drachman, Grand Secretary. 

The Forty-fourth Annual convened at Tucson, 
March 13, 1934. 

The G.H.P. is a Lawyer of note and has distin- 
guished Masonic relatives in Ontario. 

Ten Past Grand High Priests graced the Grand 

Canada's Grand Representative did not answer 
Roll Call. 

The G.H.P. in his address pointed out that fel- 
lowship was never wanting when Companions are 
assembled and that compensates for long journeys. 
He adds: — 

"The important place in their lives formed almost the sole 
outlet for their energies along fraternal, social, and philo- 
sophical lines, has changed to a time when even the most in- 
terested of our brethren and companions are so harried by 
their multiple activities that they have little, if any, time to 
give to the study and reflection which true Masonry demands. 

"I for one would like to see the Chapter an organization 
of active Masons whose time and attention is devoted to the 
education and training of Blue Lodge Masons along Masonic 
lines, and whose ranks would ibe continually replenished (by 
those brethren who are truly interested in a Masonic life and 

"The Royal Arch Degree was regarded as an integral 
part of Ancient Craft Masonry, whereas today it is regarded 
by the major portion of our brethren as something separate 
and apart from Masonry. 

"We should be the most active and efficient supporters of 
our Blue Lodges. " 

He comments that the Supreme Architect has 
seen fit to spare all the members of the official line. 
Probably they are of no more value to the Almighty 
than the ordinary members of Grand Chapter. 

He recommended that the pamphlets published 
by the Bureau of General Grand Chapter be distri- 
buted and used. 

Membership 1,079. Net loss 109. 

Education is among the imponderables, as the 
Committee say: — 

'To weigh or measure the necessity and far-reaching in- 
fluence that might be obtained by the Educational work would 
be quite an impossible task." 

Clement Henry Colman was elected G.H.P. 


James H. Barrett is Canada's Grand Representa- 
tive, and Arizona is represented by Alexander Saun- 
ders of Sarnia. 


Alex MacDuff, Grand Z. 

J. W. Prescott, Grand Scribe E. 

The Sixteenth Annual was opened in ample form 
in Vancouver, 20th June, 1934. 

The Proceedings opened with an excellent bio- 
graphy and photograph of Grand Z. MacDuff, who 
has character written all over his countenance. 

Comp. Prescott includes in his biography the 
whole of Burns' wonderful poem of "The Farewell," 
quoting "The Sons of Light":— 

"Ye favour'd, ye enlighten'd few, 
Companions of my social joy, . . . 
With melting heart and brimful eye 
I'll mind you still, tho' far awa'." 

Nine Past Grand Z's were honoured in the Grand 

Canada was as usual, faithfully represented by 
the Dean, M. E. Comp. H. H Watson. 

Guests from Alberta, Hong Kong, South China, 
Scotland and Manitoba were honoured. 

The Grand Z. specially welcomed those present 
for the first time to give strength and impetus to the 
Grand Chapter. 

He had no rulings and says that evidently the 
First Principals keep in close touch with the man- 
dates of the Constitution. 

His visitations were frequent, especially among 
the Vancouver Chapters, of whose gatherings he 
gives a most interesting account. 

He emphasizes the Master Mason Night held in 
New Westminster. The result is spoken of as fol- 
lows: — 

"It is my great joy to announce to you that our Chapters 
are beginning to show the good results accruing from this 
con vocation." 

We pass on the suggestion. 

The last four pages of his address are filled with 
most valuable thoughts. Space only permits the fol- 
lowing and we commend them to our readers : — 

"What opportunities we have for service as Freemasons 
in the world today. Most of us measure time Iby short periods 


of history, or by striking episodes in our own experience. It 
is only when we are free from the cares of 'business or the 
wiles of pleasure, of the objects which make an immediate 
claim on our attntion, and give ourselves up to reflection, 
that we realize what shadows we are and what shadows we 
pursue. In that Presence, a thousand years of human en- 
deavour was no more than yesterday when it is past. There 
are many things that speak to us of the splendor of human 
effort and achievement. 

"History may be little more than a pageant of shadows, 
but we must take life as it is, and play our part in it to the 
fullest extent. 

"While a rich individual life of thought and emotion is 
possible to us all, we should never forget our responsibilities 
and duties to each other. Gratitude to the genrations that 
have passed away should stimulate us. One thing most of us 
have learned during our short span of existence, and that is 
the futility and the waste of striving for things that are not 
essential. The great faith that we possess is an essential 
quantity in human life when lived at its best and its fullest. 
"Companions, behind all the official religious systems of the 
world, and behind all the great moral movements and develop- 
ments, have stood what St. Paul called the "Keepers and 
Stewards of the Mysteries." What is extremely ancient and 
yet fascinating in Freemasonry is the spiritual doctrine con- 
cealed under its architectural phraseology. When Masonry 
instead of identifying itself with particular systems of reform, 
and thus becoming involved in endless turmoil and disputes, 
devotes all her benign energy and usefulness to ennobling the 
souls of men, she is then doing fundamental work on behalf 
of all high enterprises. While abjuring all political questions 
and disputes, Masonry is at all times training good citizens 
and through the quality of its men it influences public life. 
No one needs to be told that we are on the eve of the most 
stupendous and bewildering revolution of social and indus- 
trial life. No part of the great ministry of Freemasonry is 
more beautiful and wiser than its appeal, not for tolerance but 
for fraternity, not for uniformity but for unity of spirit 
amidst the great varieties of outlook and opinion. The great 
need of today is for men. Men who will stand true to the 
test, and never lose that superb individuality which the Great 
Creator has meant them to possess. 

Noble sons 

Worthy of their sires. 

Men who never shame their mothers; 

Men who never fail their brothers, 

True, however false are others, 
Give us men. 
Membership 2,491. Net decrease 144. 
The Grand Registrar, Samuel Fea, made a Report 
which shows how worthwhile that office can be made 
in the right hands. We quote — 

"The name "Tzouhalem" was selected as distinctive of the 
locality, that being the name of one of the mountain peaks on 


the east shore of Vancouver Island, a short distance from 
Duncan, so named after an Indian 'Chieftain of some fame 
and notoriety. History and legend are always interesting and 

A. M. Manson was elected Grand Z. 
From the In Memoriam Pages we take these 
verses: — 

This longing after immortality? 
lOr whence this secret dread, and inward horror 
'Of falling into naught? Why shrinks the soul 
Back on herself, and startles at destruction? 

Tis the divinity that stirs within us, 
Tis heaven itself that points out an hereafter 
And intimates eternity to man. 

Joseph Addison. 
iSo, thievish Time, I fear thee not, 
Thou'rt powerless on this heart of mine, 
My precious jewels are mine own, 
'Tis (but the settings that are thine. 

E. M. Carleton, of Toronto, a former Hastings 
boy, represents British Columibia. 

To the Correspondence Circle Companion J. W. 
Prescott brings the skilled and understanding touch. 
From his Introduction the following : — 

"The story must be told as fully as possible, if it is to 
have effect in 'becoming informative to the readers, and those 
jurisdictions which fail in this may readily (be forgotten. 

The Book of Proceedings indicates an existence and is the 
best advertisement the organization can secure. 

"Books are faithful repositories, which may awhile be neg- 
lected or forgotten, but when opened again, will again im- 
part information." 

This is from his Review of Alberta : — 
"He indicates that the G's occupy too much space in re- 
lating how well they were treated on their visits — we were 
met — taken to the hotel — entertained magnificently — viewed 
the wonderful apple orchards — all of which may be interest- 
ing but is so very obvious, besides it costs money to tell of 
these courtesies. 

Canada at Brockville is well reviewed. He notes 
the absence of their Grand Representative. He 
speaks of Comp. Haentschel's wonderful visit to 
Klondyke Chapter at Dawson He does not approve 
of the Committee apparently by implication approv- 
ing the dispensations given by the Grand Z. which 
had the effect of interfering with regular Convoca- 
tions. He spoke praisingly of the work of the Wel- 
fare Committee by Toronto Chapters, and quotes : — 
"Visit the healthy as well as the sick and Chapter meet- 
ings will grow. There is a way of a Mason analogous to the 
way of a ship on the sea, the way of an eagle in the air, 


the way of a man with a maid. Attempt should be made to 
discover the companions who have 'the way/ and these com- 
panions placed in charge of membership and attendance will 
work wonders." 

He speaks of our pictorial history soon to be 
issued and kindly referred to our Grand Representa- 
tive and to this Reviewer : — 

"That great worker, Comp. Ponton, continues as Chair- 
man of the Correspondence Committee, (both positions being 
a continuous performance involving tremendous application, 
perseverance and solid hard work. However, he stands it well 
and produces a hundred pages of entertaining description. 

"Always a friend of iM. E. Comp. Watson, he notes the 
inclusion of his photo as Grand Representative of the Grand 
Chapter of 'Canada, and approves the idea of thus personally 
introducing the Representative to his constituents." 

Under New York he quotes in full the excellent 
address on "Words to Underline" by Grand Chap- 
lain Broughton, which we commend to all our read- 
ers desiring' good literature and good Craft lore. 

In the Wyoming Review he reproduces the fol- 
lowing call to united action : — 

"Now is the time for all good Grand High Priests to come 
to the aid of the Chapters." 


Claudius A. Marckley, Grand High Priest. 

Thomas A. Davies, Grand Secretary. 

The Eighteenth Annual Convocation was held in 
San Francisco, April 17, 1934. 

The U.S. flag was presented at the altar, saluted, 
National Anthem sung and flag placed in East at 
right of G.H.P. 

Eleven Past Grand High Priests were honoured. 

Angus L. Cavanagh represented Canada. 

Greetings and good cheer were sent to absent 
M. Ex. Companions. 

The following table which precedes the Proceed- 
ings will be of interest, especially to our younger 
readers : — 

Titles and Dates of Meetings of Bodies Composed Exclusively 
of Masons. 

Lodges F. & A.M. hold Communications. Add 4000 to 1934 
—A. L. 51934. 

Chapters R. A. M. hold Convocations. Add 530 to 1934— 
A. I. 2464. 

The Order of High Priesthood hold Conventions. Add 
1913 to 1934 — A. B. 3847. (Year of Blessing of Abram t>y 


Councils R. & S. M. hold Assemblies. Add 1000 to 1934 
—A. Dep. 2934. 

Commanderies K. T. hold -Conclaves. Subtract 1118 from 
1934 — A. 0. 816. 

Preceptories* Knights Templar hold Assemblies. Subtract 
1118 from 1934.— A. O, 816. 

Consistories A. & A. <S. R. hold Rendezvous. Add 3760 to 
1934_A. M. 5694. 

The G.H.P. made an outstanding and striking 
address, one of the best we have read this year. We 
make the following extracts: — 

"Four score years of Capitular Masonry have been written 
into the records of this great body; the romance and stirring 
days of early Califoria history. This they have manifested by 
their fealty and efforts put forth to keep their Ship of State 
headed in the right direction: 'Forward.' 

"We are passing through an era of evolution. Have we 
attempted to build a reserve fund to assist our less fortunate 
member? Have we, as an organization, proven to the Non- 
capitular Mason that we are a constructive, well balanced 
progressive body, with a definite policy and purpose? The 
Shrine of this country, which is considered the play ground 
of Masonry with a membership less than half of the Capitular 
bodies, is making history for that body and proving to the 
world and the Masonic Fraternity that it is a humanitarian 
organization as well as a play ground. 

"The very title we call our members, 'Companions,' means 
so much and conveys a close relation between the members. 
We must rebuild our Chapters from within, bring back the 
Companions. We as individuals must study the virtues of the 
simple life; the interdependence of human relationships; the 
true relative values of human aims and accomplishments. 

"We will -change many of our forms and ceremonies of 
yesterday to meet the problems of tomorrow, but let us not 
be caught napping, let us prepare for tomorrow and the lean 
year. Never relinquish that devotion and regard we should 
maintain for the Blue Lodge. Royal Arch Masonry should 
live to help, and help man to live. It has heart values that 
are paramount. No man can accomplish this task alone, and 
I was not alone. I have made (72) official visitations, con- 
tacting all of the Chapters." 

No one knows the door that opens 

Through which we pass beyond recall, 
Soft as loosened leaves of roses 

One by one our loved ones fall. 

"The ambitions of Empire Builders have at present reach- 
ed their journey's end, so has the desire of ambitious Chapter 
Masons to creat new Chapters. The policy of Grand Chapter 
is not to see how many Chapters they can create, it is how 
we can possibly keep the present Chapters solvent. 

*Knights Templar of Great Britain and the Colonies — do not 
confer the "Order of the Red Cross" known to the United 
States system, except in Canada. 


"The betterment of Public School Education is the founda- 
tion of good citizenship and the bulwark of this -great nation. 
The affirmative purpose of Association's work should be: 

"To supply the Chapters with a clearing house for their 
problems and support for their activities. 

"To bring back into activity those Past (High Priests and 
Companions through whose advice and counsel the Chapters 
have grown. 

"The characters of men representing the various Grand 
Chapters are the highest type of citizenry, most capable and 
influential. These convocations must not be looked upon as a 
junketing trip with no special purpose in view. If they have 
been dormant in the past, they have been aroused and like all 
other groups they are ready to do their part. 

"It was a proud moment for the Companions from Cali- 
fornia to witness the installing into office of Deputy 'General 
Grand High Priest Mattison B. Jones. 

"The Program Primer." The education that is most neces- 
sary for our Chapters today is the building of interest for to- 

"No Chapter should pay more than one quarter of its in- 
come for rent." 

The address concludes with what he calls "The 
Last Round-up." 

Membership 22,818. Net loss 1,529. 

The wearing of appropriate Robes at Installation 
ceremonies is made mandatory. Public Installations 
are sometimes held. 

A long resolution was introduced countering 
Communist Propaganda. 

An anonymous letter, scurrilous in character, 
was mentioned and ignored. 

The Capitular Education Committee reported: — 
"And finally, remember these two facts: First, the scar- 
city of candidates is due just as much to lack of enthusiastic 
boosting as it is to lack of money. Your members can't be 
sincere salesman unless they feel that they have something 
to sell. You must revive your old Companions' belief and 
interest in the Chapter before you can get any new ones. 
Second, no Mason has properly taken his first three Degrees 
without the Royal Arch. His Masonic Education in even the 
three basic Degrees is incomplete without it. I don't think 
we use this argument enough to our prospects." 

A standing resolution was passed : — . 

"Providing that each incoming High Priest should be con- 
versant with the business affairs of his Chapter and submit- 
ting certain questions to be answered by him." 

Arthur M. Abbott was elected G.H.P. 

This from the mourning pages: — 

Ah, yes, till then! but when death intervening 
Rends us asunder, with what ceaseless pain 
We wait for the Again. 


Charles H. Burgess is the Grand Representative 
of California. 

Fraternal Correspondence is again the brilliant 
product of the mind and heart of William T. Paullin, 
whose good work is recognized throughout the Cap- 
itular world. His theory is good, that what has been 
done is more important than what has been said and 
that the interests of Grand Chapters and of the 
Chapters are reciprocal. We quote from his Fore- 
word : — 

"There is not now so much talk about leaders, but there 
has been a dogged determination to work. Would, that all 
Grand High Priests were included in the roll of such! If 
they were, many a loud plaint or artful alibi would be silenced. 

"At present the current is running toward research or 
education. We do not decry intelligence as to the history, 
philosophy or law of Capitularism. It may be true, as one 
has said, that it should be an aristocracy of intelligence as to 
Masonry. Yet we have a doubt as to whether the average 
member of the average Chapter has more than a casual in- 
terest in such lore. We boast that our heritage has been 
glorious but we must guard that we do not prove to be was- 
trels. That name we bear, companion, is forever challenging 
us. It is the sesame to rare opportunity, not a mask to give 
us semblance to other than ourselves. Be a companion; you 
will discover a companion." 

Canada at London is succinctly reviewed. He 
points out that while optimism ruled, yet outstand- 
ing dues amounted to over $54,000. Like every other 
Reviewer, he refers to the ruling that non-affiliation 
with a Lodge does not affect Chapter membership. 
He speaks of our losses both in membership and by 
death, and as to our shorter sessions. He kindly 
says of our Review : — 

"William N. Ponton again presents his masterly review. 
Fully and ably 53 Jurisdictions are covered. Though briefer, 
it is still a vade mecum of Capitularism." 

"There is a quotation from our G. Lecturer on interesting 
the side lines. The review itself is termed 'a living epistle.' " 

This under Ireland: — 

"The Grand King, Col. Sir William Taylor, is their high- 
est officer. Their G.H.P. is the third officer. 

"Depression is not an unknown word to them." 

This from Manitoba Review : — 

"A dissertation on democracy was the theme of the G. Z. 
in his Address. Somehow he thought it was related to Mas- 

We read under North Carolina : — 
" 'The Allied Masonic Degrees/ Apparently the degrees 
were running around loose, and, Scotland abetting, they have 


been corralled. Are there other degrees at large? Where shall 
we halt!" 

A compliment to the climate and hospitality of 
California is in the following note : — 

"There are now residing here 25 P.G.H.P.'s from 15 other 
Grand Chapters." 


Lee R. Horn, Grand High Priest. 

William W. Cooper, Grand Secretary. 

The Fifty-ninth Annual met at Denver, Septem- 
ber 21, 1933. 

Fifteen Past G.H.P.'s were honoured in the 
Grand East. 

The Roll of Deceased Past Grand High Priests 
was read. 

Distinguished visitors from Texas, Wyoming, 
Idaho and Missouri were welcomed and addressed 
the Companions. 

Canada was represented by Stanley C. Warner. 

This from the address of the G.H.P. : — 

"A few chapters have their funds tied up in closed banks, 
and this will apply also to the individual members and they 
have not been able as Chapters or individuals to meet their 

"Success is largely dependent on the officers, and when 
they lose heart their interest lags." 

Albert E. Bryson was named as Grand Repre- 
sentative of Colorado. 

Membership 6,922. Net. loss 433. Chapters 51. 
19 High Priests are reported by the Grand Lec- 
turer as unable to confer any part of any Degree, 
also in the same negative category 32 Kings and 34 

Joseph H. Price was elected G.H.P. 
The Committee on Memorials quote: — 
And this alone — the life which now I live 
In peace eternal; where desire and joy 
Together move in fellowship without end." 
Edwin H. Snyder presents his third Correspond- 
ence Report and does it in a most interesting man- 
ner, with a striking introduction from which we 
quote: — 

"The increased knowledge is certain to be transmitted in 
a more comprehentive manner to initiates, and by them be 
reflected to all with whom their associations mingle. 

"Many of the paragraphs "quoted are masterpieces of 
thought and diction, and are given in the hope they may 


serve as an inspiration to those who chance to read, and 
particularly to Companions upon whom devolves the duty 
and the responsibility of so imparting instruction that the 
true symbolism of Royal Arch Masonry may be compre- 

"The obligation to hungry mouths at home was infinitely 
greater than that for fees or dues. Never has it been more 
clearly demonstrated that the fairest flower often produces the 
most deadly poison. 

"Freemasonry is by humanity in general accepted as the 
highest form of fraternity among men. 

" . . . Some fail by reasons we know, or because other 
societies proselyte with pressure and the inducement of lower 

"Bitterness, coupled with a sullen and silent resentment, 
is festering in the breasts of more than thirty-five thousand 
Royal Arch Masons. That is where the damage is done. 
Abandon Masonry and turn our temples into picture shows 
and cheap theatricals! 

"There is no remedy for that which has beonie history. 
We must return to the quarries and there labor to produce 
good work, and to prevent a repetition of the disaster brought 
upon us by our own delusion — thinking in the terms of num- 
bers instead of the purposes of Masonry. We have suffered, 
but we have not lost faith. 

"Some things have become decadent, but Freemasonry is 
not one of them; and it can never be — not so long as hope 
remains the mainspring of the human heart; net so long as 
men continue to hold themselves creatures of a Creator; 
not so long as stands universally accepted the Fatherhood 
of God, and the consequent Brotherhood of Men." 

This from the Review of California : — 

"Grand High Priest Woodward is a lawyer; his biogra- 
pher says he also is interested in producing oil, growing 
fruit and nuts (walnuts). It would appear that his time is 
fully occupied, yet he visited nearly all of the Chapters." 

Canada at London is noted as to our membership, 
large attendance, distinguished visitors and refusal 
of dispensations. As to the celebrated decision on 
"dependent membership," our colleague comments: 

"A like question was asked during the previous year, and 
received a similar answer. From the reading, we take it that 
in both instances, individually, the Grand Z's regretted the 
ruling, 'but it is the law.' " 

He quotes the Grand Superintendent of District 
No. 8, as follows : — 

"While displaying courage and optimism, it expresses 
pity for Companions whose domestic and family claims are 
such that they are struggling to keep their heads above 
water, and 'who see the night of suspension growing darker 
as it draws nearer.' " 

Of our Review he generously says : — 


"Again the Fraternal Review is by Companion Ponton, 
and we hope it may continue so to be so long as it remains 
our privilege to search for jewels in the Crown of Masonry 
as represented in the Royal Arch." 

This from the Review of Connecticut: — 

"Companion Turnbull of Illinois warns against a too free 
use of brickbats lest one badly aimed might hit a pipe." 

In the Maine Review we read: — 

"I am not in favor of Masonry on parade, except it be for 
and in the presence of Masons only, but do approve of Past 
Masters' and Past High Priests' Nights — occasions which call 
out an unusually large attendance and where the younger 
in Masonry may catch the inspiration. 

This verse of admonition from North Carolina : — 


If you are tempted to reveal 
A tale to you someone has told 
About another, make it pass, 
Before you speak, three gates of gold. 
These narrow gates: First, "Is it true?" 
Then, "Is it needful?" In your mind 
Give truthful answer. And the next 
Is last and narrowest. "Is it kind?" 
And if to reach your lips at last 
It passes through these gateways three, 
Then you may tell the tale, nor fear 
What the result of speech may be. 

We quote from the Review of Wisconsin : — 

"Drones are only a liability. We doubt the actual loss of 
real, honest- to- goodness Masons. As one of our Grand Mas- 
ters recently said, 'What we need most is not more members 
in Masonry, but more Masonry in our members.' " 


Robert G. Collins, Grand High Priest. 

George N. Delap, Grand Treasurer. 

George A. Kies, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and Thirty-sixth Annual was 
held in Hartford, May 8, 1934. All Chapters were 
represented. Hospitality and welcome were accorded 
to distinguished visitors from Rhode Island, Ohio, 
Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and to 
William T. S. O'Hara, G.G.H.P., and Henry DeWitt 
Hamilton, P.G.G.H.P. 

The Grand High Priest said in his address: — 

"Greater confidence because of the beginning of a return 

to more normal conditions, but our difficulties have made us 

more kindly, more sympathetic; more equitable with our fel- 

lowmen. Despite the schemings and machinations of the 


human race our land is favored beyond any other in the world 
because of the goodness of Divine Providence. 

"Make bonds of friendship more lasting among our neigh- 
bours and friends. It truly seems that this year there has 
been a geniality and cordiality beyond our fondest dreams." 

He a<?ain distinguishes between the circle of his 
Official Family, that is the line Officers, in expressing 
gratitude to Him who doeth all things well In death 
they are still divided apparently from other mem- 
bers of Grand Chapter. 

The General Grand Chapter met in Washington 
and a very vivid account is given of the entertain- 
ment provided and the work done. 

The following decision cuts close to the line: — 

"Eight petitions presented for ballot and accepted. Later 
in the evening a resolution was presented changing fees from 
$32 to $27 and adopted. Question: Should these petitioners 
be charged old or new rate? Answer: The old rate as peti- 
tions were presented at a time when the old rate was in 

He gives the following word to the Grand Repre- 
sentatives: — 

"May I urge upon our Grand Representatives that they 
take their positions a little more seriously. These appoint- 
ments have been made for a purpose. The title of Grand 
Representative is not an ornament only, but carries with it a 

He makes a suggestion that the use of "certain 
implements" during the working of the Royal Arch 
Degree, apparently used, should be discontinued. 

William L. Cort, who was afterwards elected 
G.H.P., quoted in his report: — 

iSome friends are true, 

While skies are blue 

And sunshine gilds the day; 

But disappear 

When skies grow drear, 

And hide themselves away. 

Membership 14,397. Loss 822. 

M. E. Henry DeWitt Hamilton was the Install- 
ing Officer. 

Harvey J. Milne of Kingston, represents Con- 
necticut, and George N. Delap represents Canada. 

The Correspondence Review is again in the cap- 
able and characteristic charge of George A. Kies, 
P.G.H.P., who says in his Foreword: — 

"Some Grand Chapters are making increased, but legiti- 
mate efforts to retain their members so far as possible, by 


giving would-be demittees information and advice as to the 
situation in which they purpose to place themselves. 

"Occasionally a Grand Chapter shows a slightly greater 
number of exaltations than of those dropped N. P. D. To 
us, this is the one little ray of light penetrating our darkened 

Under Canada at London he notes the absence of 
Connecticut's Grand Representative. 

With regard to the universally commented upon 
so-called "dependent membership," he says: — 

"From his diction it would appear that the G.Z. con- 
siders the law compelling the latter decision as illogical. 

"Grand Chapter assets total of $96,000, over $84,000 of 
which is invested." 

He reports on the portrait of the Grand Z., on 
our financial investments and on Companion Gardi- 
ner's Report on the Condition of Capitular Masonry, 
stating that "it is still active, vigorous and virile". 

Of our own Review he kindly says : — 

"Again Col. Ponton writes the review. A widely inform- 
ative document with an occasional terse comment. 

In commenting on an Iowa Chapter, sponsoring a DeMolay 
as 'a Masonic (?) organization,' we echo his amazement." 

This from the Review of Indiana : — 

"Holds that even a Companion suspended in Lodge should 
have a right to be heard before suspension in Chapter. He 
hands this bouquet: 'George is seldom wrong.'" 

And this under Saskatchewan : — 

"Believes that despite decreased numerical strength, we 
have made important gains in the enduring traits, vision and 
sympathy, vitality and companionship." 


John P. LeFevre, Grand High Priest. 
John W. Macklem, Grand Secretary. 
The Sixty-sixth Annual was held in Wilmington 
17th January, 1934. 

Sixteen P.G.H.P.'s did their duty and were hon- 
oured in the Grand East. 

The G.H.P. in his address said: — 
"Friendship, one of the basic tenets of our craft, thrives 
on intercourse, and by your presence here today you have not 
only honored and delighted us, but have added greater 
strength to the bonds of friendship. 

"Friendship is no plant of hasty growth; 
Tho' planted in esteem's deep, fixed soil, 
The gradual culture of kind intercourse 
Must bring it to perfection. 
"I especially commend the Hope and St. John's Chapters 


for their initiative in planning and energy in carrying 
through such entertaining and instructive programs. 
"Experience broadens one's Masonic angle of vision." 
He refers to the history of Capitular Masonry in 
Delaware and to the services of C. C. Hunt in this 

He concludes with the rallying calls — "ibe up and 
doing," "Dig for the gold in your Chapter," "Dig up 
chunks of gold for each Convocation," "Bring back 
the old members," and quotes : — 

"Keep on digging until you have covered the list, and then 
go back and do it again and again. 

"The Temple made of wood and stone may crumble and 


But there's a viewless fabric which shall never fade away, 

Age after age each Mason strives to carry out his plan, 

But still the work's unfinished which those ancient Three 

None but immortal eyes may view complete in all its parts, 
The Temple formed of Living iStones — the structure made 
of hearts." 

Canada was duly represented by George S. Scott. 

Membership 1,685. Net loss 82. 

The Committee on Memorials quoted: — 

Angels of Life and Death alike are his; 

Without his leave they pass no threshold o'er ; 
Who, then, would wish or dare, believing this, 

Against his messengers to shut the door?" 

Henry S. Young was elected G.H.P. 
George Slack of Toronto is the Grand Representa- 
tive of Delaware. 

Thomas J Day writes his 18th Review, a model 
of condensation. 

Under California we read: — 

"Many, perhaps, have never heard of the Chapter. We 
need not Droselyte; neither need we "hide our light under a 
bushel.' I believe the suggestion which has been made — that 
visiting groups of Chapter Masons be organized to keep and 
maintain contact with Blue Lodges — is an excellent one." 

Canada at London is summarized. He mentions 
our distinguished guests, the greetings from Lon- 
don, the Reports of Grand Superintendents, giving 
conditions as they exist, the benevolence and the 
remission of per capita tax on the unemployed. He 
has a word of appreciation for this Reviewer. 
Under England this :^ 

"The Pro. Grand Principal read a paper 'On Saying 
Grace,' and suggested that some Excellent Companion who is 
in Holy Orders compose 'A grace that had such a bearing 


on the principles of the Royal Arch Degree that we could 
make it our own.' " 


Charles C. Coombs, Grand High Priest. 

J. Claude Keiper, Grand Secretary. 

A Special Convocation was held in Washington 
May 12, 1932, for dedicating the George Washington 
National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia. Despite 
the rain there were 18,000 Masons in line. The 
hymn "Faith of Our Fathers" was sung by the 
Masonic Choir. Among the historic relics were the 
gavel used by him at the laying of the cornerstone 
of the Capitol, the Bible on which he took his Mas- 
onic obligations and other relics 

The Sixty-sixth Annual was held February 8, 
1933. Lucien G. Yung, Grand Lecturer, represented 

Visitors from Maryland were welcomed. 

The G.H.P. opened his address with the follow- 
ing verse and comment: — 

"Then why at destiny complain 
When sorrow, like the clouds and rain, 
In God's appointed time may prove 
Man's richest blessings from above? 
"I am not one of those who believes in hiding his head in 
the sand upon the approach of danger. Unhealthy conditions 
should be faced openly and courageously. The threat which 
they may contain should be recognized frankly. There is 
hope in the future for him who meets adversity bravely, but 
there is little to be expected from one whose view of the 
future presents to him only gloom and unsuccessful effort." 

Under Condition of the Fraternity, he says: — 
"No Chapter ever knowingly drops a Companion who can- 
not pay his dues. Furthermore, the responsible officers of 
each Chapter are fully cognizant of the need which present 
conditions impose for a sympathetic handling of this import- 
ant matter. I think that the suspension of no small number 
of Companions is traceable to the state of mind into which 
they have been brought by daily contact with those who 
emphasize unduly the discouraging conditions which prevail 
in business. The best way in which this can be done is by 
giving them work to do. In this way their interest will be 
stimulated and their abilities developed." 

He speaks of the cordial support given him by the 
High Priests' Association, which will be perpetuated. 

A large part of the address is devoted to the Bi- 
centennial celebration. 

He issued an Edict regarding unseemly and in- 


appropriate conduct in Masonic Bodies, from which 
we quote : — 

"The particular matter which brought forth the request 
from the Grand Master related to certain forms of entertain- 
ment which had been presented by various Lodges in this 
jurisdiction and which, in his opinion, were beneath the dig- 
nity of Freemasonry. So far as I am aware, none of our 
Chapters has offended in this respect and I am very desirous 
of having all programs of entertainment which are presented 
in the Chapters clean and dignified." 

Membership 5,682. Net loss 215. 
Grand Visitor Yung presented an able Report 
from which we quote: — 

"Come out at the next convocation of your Chapter. Your 
Chapter needs you and you need your Chapter. 

"Another year hath gone and added to your age? 

Nay, 'tis not so, my friend — you've turned another page 

In Life's great story book, and now before your eyes 

Another chapter lies, 

To tell us all alike, the patriarch and youth, 

How run the blessed paths that lead us on to truth!" 

Andrew Clifford Wilkins was elected G.H.P. 

Robert W. Clewlo is the Grand Representative 
of D. of C. 

A full Roll Call of all the members of constituent 
Chanters is still printed. 

John A. Moyer, presenting his Report on Frater- 
nal Correspondence, says in his introduction: — 

"The writer has commented but sparingly, but in lieu of 
comment has inserted such extracts from the address of the 
Grand High Priests as in his judgment should be brought 
to the attention of the Royal Craft. 

"Almost without exception, the addresses of the Grand 
High Priests are pitched in a high key, and all show evidence 
of careful constructive thought and a comprehensive grasp. 
Some of the addresses are masterpieces. 

"'One Grand High Priest reported that he travelled more 
than 10,000 miles, and another reported that he had visited 
all the Chapters, even those in the most remote part, and had 
travelled more than 27,000 miles. One wonders how they 
found time to do anything else. 

"Others are of the opinion that in addition to the causes 
already mentioned, there are others much deener and that 
will be much more difficult to control; that the losses are 
attributable in no small degree to changes in our social rela- 
tions and manner of living; that we are being attracted more 
and more to the numerous places of entertainment and recrea- 
tion, sometimes involving many miles of travel, and are thus 
being weaned away from our fraternal societies — even from 
the church." 

He has praise for Alberta, saying: — 
"Hats off to our companions in Alberta!" 


Under Florida he speaks of "a period of liquida- 
tion" finding out that genuine progress is really 
something more than a mere multiplication of num- 

Under Ireland we read: — 

"The outstanding event in Royal Arch -Masonry in the 
South African District, was the Constitution of the Killarney 
Chapter, in the City of Capetown. This was the first Irish 
Royal Arch Chapter to raise its banner in the Province of 
the Cape of Good Hope. The Ceremony of inauguration re- 
ceived remarkable support and a most fraternal welcome 
from sister Constitutions; for, with one exception, all the 
Rulers of the four Constitutions in all the degrees worked in 
South Africa, were present." 

This from Kansas: — 

"Foster true patriotism, love of country, promote good gov- 
ernment, so that the structure of this great nation builded 
and guided by Masons shall be as strong as the steel of 
Damascus, a blessing to mankind, while time shall last." 

A word from New Mexico is worthy of reproduc- 
ing: — 

"If conclusion can be made to truly mean the end; the 
end of uncertainty, the end of discontentment and the end of 
dissatisfaction; if conclusion can be made to mean the finish 
of doubt, fear and suspicion; if conclusion can be made 
to mean the close, the close of desire for unearned and un- 
deserved rewards, then this word conclusion is indeed a most 
welcome one, for it marks the beginning of a new era. An 
era when men shall again have faith; faith in Good; faith 
in Country; faith in neighbour and faith in self. Cling fast 
to faith, for if faith be lost, all is lost." 


H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught, First Grand 

The Lord Ampthill, Pro First Grand Principal. 

The Lord Cornwallis, Second Grand Principal. 

Sir Colville Smith, Grand Scribe E. 

Herbert F. Manisty, K.C., President of Commit- 
tee of General Purposes. 

Sir Thomas R. Hughes, K.C., Grand Registrar. 

Quarterly Convocation holden at Freemason's 
Hall, London, 7th February, 1934. Many distin- 
guished citizens of the British Empire were present. 

The Committee had the melancholy duty to re- 
port the death of many present and past Grand 
Officers, conspicuous by their devotion to Royal Arch 

Six new Chapters were warranted. 


Permission was given to Chapters at Nairobi and 
Nakuru to hold alternative places of meeting. 

Comp. Edwards author of "Law and Custom of 
Freemasonry" addressed Grand Chapter on the con- 
stitutional difference between Craft and Royal Arch 
Masonry. He is a constitutional lawyer. 

Lord Ampthill in thanking him, spoke of his 
having the sagacity of a lawyer and experience as 
an author and added, "I believe the best way to un- 
derstand anything is by parallel. " 

Quarterly Convocation, 2nd May, 1934. Grand 
Chapter was opened in ancient and solemn form. 

A new District Grand Chapter in Northern China 
on the petition of four Royal Arch Chapters in that 
country, was announced. 

Many deaths are recorded. 

Petitions for fifteen new Chapters were favour- 
ably entertained, and the prayers were granted. 

While all the rest of the world appears to be 
going back, the Grand Chapter of England surges 

We note among the members of the Committee of 
General Purposes for the ensuing year W. J. Song- 
hurst, Masonic scholar, and other outstanding 

A list of appointments to grand offices fills sev- 
eral pages, and of certain starred offices this note is 
appended : — 

*These offices, according to the Regulations of the Order, 
devolve upon the Companions holding corresponding positions 
in Grand Lodge. 

Close contact maintained, as it should be, an 

Lord Ampthill thanked the Companions for their 
large attendance, saying: — 

"One may say that nobody who could come is absent. 
Those who are absent are abroad or prevented by illness. It 
shows a wonderful spirit of loyalty to the M.E. First Grand 
Principal and loyalty to our Order, and it is, if you will 
allow me to say so, a very good example to all, just the sort 
of example Grand Officers ought to set." 

Then follows a statement of accounts in detail, 
dealing with many large sums. The last number of 
the Chapters recorded as 5346 Croydon. 

Quarterly Convocation 1st August, 1934. 

A new District Grand Chapter in New Zealand 
was sanctioned. 


Among the deaths recorded is that of Bishop 

Thirteen Charters for new Chapters were grant- 

Comp. Rev. Bernard Harvey, a great Hebrew 
scholar, delivered an address on the subject of the 
Hebrew language in the Royal Arch Ritual, which 
is described as inspiring and exciting real enthusi- 



H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught, Grand Master. 

The Earl of Stradlbroke, Pro Grand Master. 

Lord Aldenham, Deputy Grand Master. 

Thomas Gabriel Lumley Lumley-Smith, D.S.O., 
Grand Secretary. 

Quarterly Communication held at Mark Masons 
Hall, London, 5th September, 1933. We note among 
the Grand Officers present at various Quarterly Com- 
munications names well known in Canada such as 
Sir Phillip Colville Smith, Lt. Col. Crofton Edward 
Pym Sankey, Arthur Cecil Powell of Bristol, Sir 
Frederick Pollock and other representative men of 
Britain. We also note how old names perpetuate 
themselves such as Chitty, Warren Hastings, Mon- 
creiff, Balfour, Huxley, Buckingham and . Cart- 

Visitors from Victoria and South Australia were 

H.R.H. , the Grand Master, appointed two well- 
known military men, Holbrook and McMahon, and 
one ecclesiastic as members of the Board for three 

It was the melancholy duty of the Board to report 
the deaths of several members, among them that of 
Lord Saltoun. 

The Sixty-fifth Annual Festival resulted in the 
realizing of £8,415. 

It was announced that at the Sixty-sixth Annual 
the Duke of York, Provincial Grand Master for 
Middlesex, would take the chair. 

Many Keystone Lodges are reported and the new 
premises fund has received 'support from the Argen- 
tine Republic. 


Quarterly Communication 5th December, 1933. 
After pao:es of prominent office bearers printed this 
is added to the records of the great gathering: — 

"There were also present the Grand Stewards of the Year, 
and many Past Grand Stewards, together with a large num- 
ber of Present and Past Provincial Grand Officers, and the 
Worshipful Masters, Past Masters, Wardens, Overseers and 
members of many private Lodges." 

The Duke of Connauo-ht was nominated as Grand 
Master and Seth Smith Somers as Grand Treasurer. 

Several warrants for new Lodges were granted. 

The Grand Secretary carried out an important 
ceremony at Cairo in the District of North Africa, 
as to which the Pro Grand Master said : — 

"These visits do a great deal of good; they bring us Mark 
Masons together, and make us realize that in whatever part 
of the world we are dwelling, we are Mark Masons of this 
Constitution. We all work together for the great objects 
of Mark Masonry." 

Several annuities were announced and also many 
beneficiaries under the Benevolent Branch, the lar- 
gest being £52. 

Quarterly Communication 6th March, 1934, at 
which many Provincial and District Grand Masters 
and Grand Officers were present 

The Annual Festival was announced to be held 
on the 16th of May, the first occasion of a member 
of the Royal Family presiding over the Mark Benev- 
olent Fund. 

The Provinces of Warwickshire and Worcester- 
shire were declared to be Keystone Provinces. 

£140,000 will be required to pay for the site and 
re-housing Grand Lodge in its new headquarters. 
£51,814 have been collected. 

Quarterly Communication 5th June, 1934. 

A visitor from New South Wales was welcomed. 

994 Mark Certificates were issued during the past 
three months and 290 Royal Art Mariner Certifi- 

The Earl of Derby was re-appointed by the Grand 
Master to the Board for three years. 

The G.D. of C. proclaimed the Right Honour- 
able George Henry John Mowbray, Earl of S trad- 
broke, Pro Grand Master, and Lord Aldenham 
Deputy Grand Master. 

Thanks were extended to Lord Ampthill and 
Grand Lodge for use of the Freemason's Hall. 



R. P. Buckmaster, Grand High Priest. 

Wilber P. Webster, Grand Secretary. 

The Eighty-eighth Annual was held in Jackson- 
ville, March 20, 1934. 

Thirteen Past Grand High Priests were hon- 
oured in the Grand East. 

Canada was duly represented by Chester de 

Robert A. Woods as personal Representative of 
the General G.H.P. was welcomed. 

The G.H.P. said in his address: — 

"I am sure there is a realization of our privileges and 
duties and a renewed determination among the Companions 
to fan the tiny spark of indifference into a flaming desire 
for more Royal Arch information and education. 

"Those of us who were fortunate enough to meet the 
President were very much impressed with the friendliness, 
dignity and power of the man. 

"It matters not whether we agree with the details of the 
so-called 'New Deal', hut it does matter whether or not we 
as Royal Arch Masons realize the fact that we are living 
not for ourselves hut for the good of our neighbours and 
brothers. Really accomplish something worth while as we 
journey through life. 

"Men of prominence and importance in our own country 
as well as from Canada and iScotland were in attendance. 

"The reports from 'Subordinate Chapters located in 
Hawaii, Chile, Porto Rico, Manila, Alaska, Canal Zone and 
Mexico were encouraging and I am sure these will continue 
to be of great help and importance to our Companions. 

"A portion of said proceedings to be selected by the pre- 
siding officer, are read from time to time in open meetings. 

"Stress the importance of preserving and improving our 
public school system." 

It is the custom of Florida to erect monuments on 
the graves of their deceased Past Grand High 
Priests, the latest being that of the fine old veteran, 
Ely P. Hubbell. 

The G. H. P.'s conclusion is worthy: — 

"Let us consider for a moment its Antiquity, its Univer- 
sality, its Symbolism. 

"Mark the end of those two centuries not necessarily with 
a huge celebration, but by the existence in this beautiful 
Florida of ours of a Grand Chapter representing a Rite that 
is alive to its responsibilities, has a sense of its obligations 
and opportunities and is worthy of our Royal name. 

"Pass on to our Companions, and the brothers who will 
soon be coming on for Capitular degrees the great and worth 
while things that are ours for the asking and due to those 


whom we should instruct and lead out into the refulgent 
splendor of the perfect Temple." 

A forceful address and resolution was introduced 
regarding the Public School System and was event- 
ually passed in a modified form. The preamble read : 

"Whereas; 'Our iP'ublic iSchool System, the bulwark of 
American Civilization and the heritage handed down to us 
from our Fathers; is nearing collapse; and 

"Whereas: Freemasonry must recognize and face its res- 
ponsibility, not only to the Public School iSystem, but through 
it to our Country and; to those coming after us." 

The Committee on Memorials reported: — 

"Life in this world has no meaning, unless it is antecedent 
to the life in the world to come. Life is a great school-room 
where as children we learn the elemental truths of faith and 

Archie Aitchison was elected G.H.P. 

Florida is represented by James H. Cowan of 

Membership 4,222. Net loss 758. 

Among the standing regulations we find the fol- 
lowing: — 

"Whereas, it has come to the knowledge of this Grand 
Chapter that some of the Chapters of this Grand Jurisdic- 
tion have departed from the work in conferring the degrees, 
especially the Royal Arch degree, by interpolating scenes cal- 
culated to excite mirth and discomfort to the candidates, 
therefore be it 

"Resolved, that this Grand Chapter sets the seal of its 
condemnation upon such innovation, and absolutely prohibits 
the future occurrence under penalty of forfeiture of charter 
for persistence therein." 


Charles R. McCord, Grand High Priest, 

W. J. Penn, Jr, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and Twelfth Convocation was 
opened at Macon, April 25, 1934. The grand old 
battle hymn of Georgia Masonry, "How Firm a 
Foundation, " was sung. 

Eleven Past Grand High Priests strengthened 
the Grand East. 

When the names of two Past Grand High Priests 
were read, chosen Companions responded for them, 

saying : — 

"It may well be said of him as it was of King Hezekiah, 
'And in every work that he began in the service of the house 
of God, and in the law and in the Commandments, to seek his 
God, he did it with all his- heart and prospered.' " 


"Our departed brother was a quiet man — reserved — digni- 
fied. He had a noble pride, rare and fine and distinguished." 

Canada had the honour of being represented by 
Charles R. McCord, G.H.P. 

From the fine address of the G.H.P. we take the 
following : — 

"At the beginning of my administration every bank in our 
fair land was closed and a pall of distress, moral, physical 
and financial, hovered over our Royal Craft. Realizing that 
exaltations in any great number would be impossible, I dir- 
ected my efforts as far as possible to stem the tide of sus- 
pensions and the securing of restorations." 

Of those who have passed the veil he says : — 
Out from the hills of God it flows, 

And on to the shoreless sea, 
Where the noontide sun no shadows throws, 
And time is Eternity." 
"When the life of a Royal Arch Mason has been lived in 
its simple Reality, then, when we arrive at and start down 
the beautiful Golden Lane, leading to that cool shadowed 
stream at the Foothill of Life, we can ask in all the beauty 
and holiness of Truth, 'Oh, Death, Where Is Thy iSting.' " 

"As your Grand High Priest I regret very much to call 
your attention to the derelict manner in which many of our 
High Priests and Secretaries handle their correspondence." 
Rough Work in the Royal Arch 
"Its ceremonies are intended to impress upon our minds 
God's glory and satisfaction at having reclaimed man to His 
former glory and divine perfection. I find no place for hil- 
arity and laughter in the beautiful ceremony of this degree." 
"The darkness and pall of distress that hovered oyer us 
a year ago has been dispelled through the inspired leadership 
of our great President, Franklin D. Roosevelt." 

Membership 7,839. Net loss 1,654. 

The Grand Secretary thus concluded his report: 

"The question is, what are you going to do? Are you 
going to sit idly by and watch the tide, or are you going to 
work for the benefit of Capitular Masonry in Georgia? The 
results of the next year will tell what your answer is." 

The Educational Loan Fund amounts to nearly 
$10,000 and is doing great service. 

John B. Russell was elected G.H.P. 

This Reviewer is glad to be the Grand Represen- 
tative of Georgia. 

The Order of High Priesthood had many candid- 

Pleasant T. McCutchen is again the genial and 
skilled Reviewer. 

Canada at London is briefly but satisfyingly re- 
viewed. He calls the Grand Representative "Geor- 


gia's faithful .ambassador." He says the Grand Z's 
address evidenced a constructive year, covering 
many details. He has his fling, as other Reviewers 
have, at our disconnected attitude toward Grand 
Lodge, our foundation, saying: — 

"He ruled that suspension or demission from craft lodge 
did not affect Chapter standing. To us the latter is ludicrous 
law, if law it is, in Canada." 

He says the District Superintendents' reports 
furnish most interesting reading and evidence op- 
timism and activity. 

Of our Review he kindly and generously says : — 
"Again the Reviews come from the facile pen of Com- 
panion Ponton, showing search, omnivorous reading, and 
acumen for absorbing and reporting the best from all of the 

This from Delaware : — 

"Increasing crop of finer and inner fruit. Even now in 
parts of this Jurisdiction action has commenced. The prun- 
ing period is about over. The sap has begun to rise." 

"More in prospect. ' This has been made possible by per- 
sonal effort. The good husbandman is already beginning to 
reap the rewards of diligent labor." 

A touch from the District of Columbia Review: 
"The Deputy Grand High Priest has duties to perform 
and is not the usual 'knot on a stick' as in most of the juris- 
dictions where that office is still retained." 


Lyman N. Thurston, Grand High Priest. 

James E. Jeffers, Grand Secretary. 

The Eighty-fourth Annual was held in the grand 
ball room of the LaSalle Hotel, Chicago, 26th Octo- 
ber, 1933. 

This from the opening prayer : — 

"We ask Thy blessing upon all of the members of this 
Order and desire that Thou go with us through all our lives 
and save us one and all at the last, and this we ask in and 
through the name of the iLion of the Tribe of Judah." 

Eleven Past Grand High Priests were honoured 
in the Grand East. 

Canada was duly represented by F. W. Soady. _ 

Distinguished guests from Iowa and Wisconsin 
and W.T.S. O'Hara, General G.H.P., were welcomed. 

The G.G.H.P. spoke of Illinois as being the Pre- 
mier Grand Chapter of the world. 

Grand Master Neimeyer said : 


"'Coming here as I do, I am always reminded that while 
we are all Masons, our respective bodies are also partners or 
joint adventurers in one of the major movements, and the 
Grand Lodge of Illinois is sponsor for the relief of those who 
have the right to look to us for relief. I refer to the hospital 
and to the home at Sullivan. 

"The Royal Arch Masons of Illinois have made that hos- 
pital possible. They at least advance or accelerate its com- 
forts and the benefits that follow from them." 

The G.H.P. commended the Grand Chapter 
Schools and the Board of Grand Examiners, who 
fully reported. 

He officially visited the Knights Templar and 
Grand Lodge. He spoke both of the Royal Arch 
Hospital and the Home as being filled to capacity, 
and adds "our dear old people receive every care and 
attention they could possibly wish for." He recom- 
mended an appropriation of $5,000 towards the 
Royal Arch Hospital. 

With regard to Liquor Control he ruled : — 

"Beer and wine, as manufactured to-day, comes under the 
ban of Code 263, and their use on the premises of any Royal 
Arch Chapter or at any meeting under the auspices of, or in 
connection with, any Royal Arch (Chapter in Illinois is for- 

The request of New South Wales was declined, 
Illinois ruling that Ireland and Scotland have only 
exercised their original rights. 

The Grand Secretary reported practically double 
the number of delinquent Chapters today than a year 
ago, laregly due to the closing of the Banks. 

Referring to the death of the G.H.P. 's mother, 
the Committee feelingly said : — 

"The loss of a mother is always keenly felt . . . She is the 
sweet rallying-point for affection, obedience and a thousand 
tendernesses. Dreary the blank when she is withdrawn.. We 
share his loss." 

There was no work for the Appeals and Griev- 
ance Committee. 

Membership 71,574. Net decrease 6,155. 

The Committee on Obituary quote: — 

"'Sailed with Death to that mysterious strand 
Where freighted ships go sailing ever-more, 
But none return to tell us of the land." 
"It is this faith that enables man to bare his breast to 
the vicissitudes of life and march bravely on into the battle 
for things higher, for a life, nobler." 

1,489 registered at the Chapter Schools. 


An annual feature referred to in nearly all Grand 
Jurisdictions is the oration by the Grand Chaplain, 
Rev. Edgar A. Jones, from which we make the fol- 
lowing citations, many of them full of realism and 
almost pessimistic in character but closing on a more 
hopeful note: — 

"The world today is in travail ; the stark spectre of hunger 
and want has been stalking us. Lawlessness and brigandry 
are at our threshold, and by its impudence and bold front are 
challenging the very marrow in the structure of our national 
democracy. Financial difficulties, such as no nation has ever 
encountered, are perched upon every doorstep in the land, 
and the mental worries in connection therewith have filled 
suicide graves by the scores and scourged the hearts of count- 
less individuals with sorrow and pain. 

"Disaster following disaster has been our lot." 

"Racketeering, blackmailing, extortioning and kidnapping 
seem to vie with each other in order to determine in what 
criminal offense the greatest strides can be manifested." 

"Lincoln said: 'Nothing is politically right that is morally 
wrong' — yet our answer to such sound philosophy is an open 
flaunting of the laws by those who have been sworn and 
entrusted to uphold them." 

"Reduced to a philosophical expression and a realistic 
viewpoint, we must talk and (think in the mental atmosphere 
of Illinois' immortal son, the great modern lawyer. Ab<3 Lin- 
coln, who said: 'Let us then be what we are, speak what we 
think, and above all things, keep ourselves loyal to truth.' " 

"Thark you, most excellent, and you too, his fellow officers 
and companions, for holding aloft and keeping burning 
brightly the torch of charity, kindness and sympathetic un- 

"If you would see our monument, look about you. Millions 
in every sector of the civilized globe are still keeping the 
faith. Our property in physical assets is creeping near the 
half billion mark. Our legislative halls predominate with 
those who have worshipped at the altar of Masonry." 

"These are our achievements but by no means our goal. 
The dawn of a new tomorrow calls for new eandeavours.'" 

"Mass production is the cause of much of your present 
difficulties. Mass production, without making the candidate 
a part of you and of this institution." 

"Might we not, as Masons, become a little more active in 
our own community, and approach these serious times seri- 
ously, and make preparation for a rainy day." 

A story: — 

"I was bred in old Kentucky. I was born in old Ken- 
tucky. I have lived in old Kentucky all my life, and I expect 
to be shot in old Kentucky." 

"Stop and think a moment. Just go across the water. 
Do you want a Mussolini, the man who threw the Grand 
Master of Italian Masons in a dungeon and later exiled him. 
Do you want a Hitler to write your Bible and name your 


order of living. Do you want a Stalin, or a Lenin, or a Marx 
as your educator? Well, then, don't forget one thing, and 
that is there are disciples of those people in this country 
ready and willing to devise anarchy for you and establish 
their cwn particular form of government. " 

"We know what Master laid thy keel, 
What workmen wrought thy ribs of steel, 
Who made each mast, and sail, and rope, 
What anvils rang, what hammers beat, 
iln what a forge and what a heat 
Were shaped the anchors of thy hope!" 

Joseph J. Shelley is the Grand Representative of 

Fraternal relations are in the able, experienced 
and friendly hands of Everett R. Turnbull, P.G.H.P. 
In his foreword he says : — 

"Poor secretaries, radio, golf, automobiles, picture shows, 
dinner clubs, or what have you. In only one instance has there 
been a definite ray of hope. The 'Grand Secretary of Idaho 
said that they had at last found the corner so often spoken 
of, and have made the turn and are on their way to better 
conditions; however, he said, they are still too close to the 
corner for comfort." 

"The time has come to change the word depression to 
calamity. We have come a long way down the hill, even to 
the bottom, and the way back to the top is just as far. It 
will be a long, hard climb and it must be made one step at a 
time. Our feet must always rest on a solid foundation. And 
we cannot borrow our way to prosperity." 

"The turn in our affairs will come when these command- 
ments are obeyed. We cannot legislate goodness into men." 

"As a man thinketh in his heart; so is he." 

Canada at London is fully abstracted. He speaks 
of the death of M. Ex-Companions Harcourt and 
Walsh. He speaks of the distinction made between 
hard roads and railroads. He adds this as to our 103 
Dispensations : — 

"The Report of Dispensations shows the /Grand Z. in pos- 
session of power to do about as he pleases with the law." 

As in other Jurisdictions, our lack of "dependent 
membership" so-called, is not approved: — 

"To show the difference in law we hold that a member in 
arrears is permitted all the rights until he has been sus- 
pended and that one suspended by his Lodge is automatically 
suspended in the. Chapter." 

He speaks of Divine Service, of George Moore, 
of Bishop Seager's address and refers to this Re- 
viewer as culling the best from every Jurisdiction. 

Under England he refers to Lord AmpthilFs ad- 
dress on "Grace" as follows: — 


"I should therefore like to see one of those Excellent Com- 
panions who is in Holy Orders composing a Grace that had 
such a bearing on the principles of the Royal Arch Degree 
that we could make it our own — a Grace which would com- 
pel thought as well as thanksgiving, since the two must needs 
go together if either of them is to ibe of any use." 

And he has this to say about a visit to Sweden : — 

"A delegation visited the Grand Lodge of Sweden. Parr of 
the report contains an interesting account of the "State 
Sword" used by the Grand Lodge. 

"Our Brethren of .Sweden showed us four of their nine 
degrees, and, in order that we should fully understand them, 
had them all translated, and they rendered them in English. 
You can imagine how much moved we were by this obvious 
example of courtesy and hospitality." 

"Such accounts are very interesting on this side of the 


George Clarence Cole, Grand High Priest. 

Robert Archer Woods, Grand Secretary. 

The Eighty-eighth Annual was opened in Lafay- 
ette, October 18, 1933. 

A fine array of eighteen Past G.H.P.'s are re- 
corded as present doing duty. 

Canada was duly represented by William H. 

The proceedings are preceded by a Proeimial of 
social events, and the address given by Judge Lowe 
on "Masonry and the Spiritual Values." 

Distinguished guests from New York, the Grand 
Council and General G.H.P. 0"Hara of Ohio, were 

From the address of the G.H.P. we make the fol- 
lowing quotations: — 

"I take my seat in the 'Amen Corner' at the close of this 
convocation, I hope that I may prove to be as useful an orna- 
ment to this Grand Chapter as have the other members of 
that distinguished group who . share with me the unusual 
honor that at best can come to but few members of this great 

"While we have suffered serious losses in membership in 
many Chapters this year and although there is some lack of 
interest here and there, yet on the whole I am glad to state 
that I find almost everywhere evident a spirit of determina- 
tion to carry on, and a firm resolution. 

"Let me remind you, however, that it is in times of stress 
that an institution shows best its right to exist, its place in 
the world and its service to mankind. To guide the ship over 
smooth seas is an easy task and can be accomplished by un- 
skilled hands, but when the tempest strikes and lashes the 


surface, the hand of the expert must be at the wheel and all 
hands must 'be on deck, each doing his level best to help carry 
the ship safely through. 

"It is with a feeling of sadness that we record the death 
of five hundred Companions." 

Everything at the Home was found in excellent 
shape. The Chapter contributes. 

A large sum had been tied up in one of the de- 
pository banks under the moratorium but was ex- 
pected to be released. 

Membership 28,066. Net loss 1,988. 

The Committee on the Fraternal Dead report: — 

"It is not as though a few brilliant lives had become con- 
spicuous against the drab background of mediocrity but that 
the company of our beloved companions is as an army of 
Christian Soldiers who have performed their duties to the 
Order, to the home, and to the state, and have received at the 
same time an honourable dismissal from the warfare of earth 
and a commission of honour among the innumerable company 
of the Celestial Lodge." 

Stanley Gordon Myers was elected G.H.P. 

From Judge Lowe's address we make the follow- 
ing Quotations: — 

"The ancient world had its 'mysteries,' in which initiation 
was so closely supervised and the secret rites so closely guard- 
ed that to this day we have no accurate knowledge upon the 

"We do, however, know enough to be able to trace in the 
rites of Greece and Egypt the first dim beginnings of iSpecula- 
tive Masonry and its essential teaching. 

"In Egypt the rites of Osiris were celebrated annually. 
They began with rejoicing, then the god, Osiris, disappears 
and 'tastes of death,' and all is changed to mourning. Then 
in the midst of this sorrow Osiris appears in full life, cast up 
by the waters of the Nile, and sorrow is changed again into 
rejoicing, for the god had conquered death and lives among 
his people for another year.' 

"The Greek mysteries were essentially the same — the seed- 
germ is the same. The god conquers Death and his followers 
rejoice. Egypt and Eleusis long before the dawn of the 
Christian era were grappling with the question of questions, 
the age-old search, 'If a man die shall be live again?' " 

We must Upward still and Onward 

Who would keep abreast of Truth. 

Lo, before us gleam her Campfires, 

We, ourselves, must Pilgrims be, 

[Launch our Mayflower and steer boldly 

Through the desperate Winter Sea; 

Nor attempt the Future's Portal 

With the Past's Blood-rusted key. 

The Committee on Grievances found nothing re- 
quiring the guardian care of the Committee. 


John Stevenson of Stratford represents Indiana. 
The following 1 is from the Memorial pages : — 

"The sweetest lives are those to duty wed, 
Whose deeds both great and small are close knit strands 
of unbroken thread." 

A condensed history of Grand Chapter was com- 
piled by the Grand Secretary, who also is the Grand 
Reviewer and presents as a veteran his twenty-third 
Annual Review, saying in his introduction : — 

"Membership losses still continue. The aggregate net 
losses of 42 UjS. Grand Chapters were 53,960, one year ago 
the total was 35,965. 

"We must realize that he is not doing his full duty, nor 
will he be doing it until these conditions are changed. De- 
pression? Yes. No money in sight? Yes. Every delinquent 
Companion personally visited and payment sought? No. 
Have you been charitable towards these delinquent Com- 
panions? No. Thousands of them are deserving, but down 
and out; such Companions should not be suspended, unless 
they declare they have no further love for the Institution. 
Hold on to the deserving, until conditions change, and let 
Grand Chapter remit the dues." 

"They must enthrone new moral ideals and enforce new 
moral standards. They will have to speak in world terms 
and cast their vision accordingly." 

Canada at London is briefly but comprehensively 
reviewed, with special praise to the Grand Superin- 
tendents. The comment of our colleague upon the 
conferring of a Degree of Past Z. on a Past Grand 
Master of Canada is scarcely gracious but we repeat 
it as an expression of opinion : — 

"His exalted rank in Craft Masonry — and his well-known 
and excellent qualities of head and heart, justly entitle him 
to the honour. Just another instance of giving somebody 
something for nothing." 

Of our Review he kindly says: — 

"The Capitular Review again flows from the facile and 
scholarly pen of Companion Ponton, Indiana has ample and 
fraternal consideration." 

Comp. Woods thus concludes his rally call : — 

"The record of another disastrous year has passed in re- 
view. It saddens our hearts, yet we must not despair. The 
water has passed over the wheel and cannot return. It is our 
duty and our business to forget the past, except as an incen- 
tive to labor harder for the future. I have frequently said 
that the future is in our hands; we are responsible. Let us 
not surrender but fight to the finish." 


Harry N. Bradley, Grand High Priest, 
0. F. Graves, Grand Secretary. 


The Eightieth Annual was opened at Davenport, 
November 2, 1933, when distinguished visitors from 
Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and General 
Grand High Priest O'Hara were welcomed. 

E.W.F. Holler duly represented Canada. 

The proceedings are preceded by an account of 
the public exercises when Louis Block, reviewer par 
excellence, expressed the welcome. 

Mrs. Maude Bowers, Worthy Grand Matron, 
Eastern Star, made an address and was presented 
with flowers, all of which were reciprocated. 

An entertainment by DeMolay boys and Rainbow 
girls was also furnished. 

From the Necrology paragraph of the G.H.P.'s 
address we take the following paragraph on account 
of its special wording: — 

"Let us pause a moment and stand while our Grand 
Chaplain offers up a petition to Almighty God for the souls 
of these departed Companions." 

The G.H.P. said :— 

"My Companions, we are each year losing from our mem- 
bership men whom we can ill afford to lose, men of character, 
of integrity, with latent possibilities of leadership and the 
promise of power and influence within our Order. 

"We are told that 'Masonry is changing.' It is the man 
element, the Masons, who are changing in their attitude to- 
wards Masonry, that is the apathy and indifference within 
our own Order. 

"Consolidation of Chapters. The automobile and the .paved 
highway have eliminated distance and abolished the isolation 
formerly existing between Chapters. 

The Secretaries' Guild receives a word of appro- 
bation for its commendable work. 

He speaks of the General Grand Chapter as a 
very delightful experience and thus concludes his 
address : — 

"The Triple Tau Association has some talented members 
who have given freely of their services." 

"I hope and pray that we may be given the 'wisdom to 
contrive and the strength to endure.' We must redouble our 
efforts, we must add to the burden we already carry, that of 
our fellow Companion who today is faltering and stands be- 
wildered and discouraged." 

"My life shall touch a dozen lives 
Before this day is done; 
Leave countless marks for good or ill, 

Ere sets the evening sun; 
So this the wish I always wish, 
The prayer I ever pray: 


'Lord, may my life help other lives 
It touches by the way.' " 

Membership 17,760. Net loss 1,815. 
The Committee on Necrology quote : — 
"So, thievish Time, I fear thee not; 

Thou'rt powerless on this heart of mine; 
My precious jewels are mine own, 

Tis 'but the settings that are thine." 

E. W. F. Holler, Canada's Grand Representative, 
was elected G.H.P. 

Ed. Larkin of Toronto, represents Iowa 
The following poem was addressed to G.H.P. 
Bradley in the tribute to him by C. C. Hunt, 

Now here is to you Harry, 
Your work is not yet done. 
It's true you've filled some stations 
But your work has just begun. 

'Tis much you have accomplished, 
The service rendered great, 
But the Chapter needs your service 
Your efforts don't abate. 

The skill you've gained in service, 
The zeal that you have shown, 
Are tokens of but greater efforts, 
For you cannot be a drone. 

Edward M. Willard presents his fine Report on 
Foreign Correspondence, saying in his Introduction : 

^So far as numbers are concerned it seems that Capitular 
Masonry is on the wane. 

"While this may be true, yet many of the Grand High 
Priests express the opinion that the spiritual part of the 
Masonic institution is on the gain. The spirit of friendship, 
brotherhood and good will, everywhere abounds. Masonry is 
not dead by a long way." 

This from Alberta : — 

" 'Thrill with the joy of girded men 
To go forever — and fail, 

And then — go on again.' " 

Of our 75th Convocation our colleague says and 
quotes in his Review, at the same time praising the 
Grand Superintendents : — 

"Optimism ruled almost every place, and a determination 
to proceed seemed to be the watchword. To our worried Com- 
panions a bright spot in an otherwise clouded sky — a haven 
of rest and comfort — a sanctuary where they may lay aside 
their daily cares and ease their troubled minds." 

He says of Comp. George Moore, whose resigna- 
tion is referred to in nearly all Jurisdictions : — 


"Companion George Moore, who for many years has been 
the Grand Treasurer, resigned. The condition of his health 
not being sufficiently improved to warrant his continuance." 

He kindly says of this Reviewer : — 
"Companion Ponton brings us a full, complete and com- 
prehensive Report on Capitular Reviews. Iowa was extended 
fraternal courtesy." 

Under Illinois he quotes: — 

" When care is pressing you down a bit, 
Rest — if you must, but do not quit." 

Of Triple Tau Clubs under Pennsylvania we 
read : — 

"This seems interesting and a fine experiment, worthy of 
great success." 

This from Texas : — 

But squares himself and wades right in 
With a mind to fight it out and win ; 
Who helps me stick with the fighting clan ; 
I say again, I like that man. 
"In a nutshell, Masonry's object is to 'justify the ways of 
God to Man.' Its marvellous lessons, intensely interesting to 
those who are qualified to receive them, outweigh amusements 
as much as the King of England does the king of spades. 
When we suggest amusements to supplant Masonic teaching, 
we are simply forgetting 'what's trumps.' " 


Jay B. Kirk, Grand High Priest. 

Elmer F. Strain, Grand Secretary. 

The Sixty-ninth Annual was held in Topeka, 
February 19, 1934. 

M. Ex. John W. Neilson, P.G.G.H.P., responded 
for the Grand Representatives, among Whom Roy 
H. Clossen represented Canada. 

Seventeen Past Grand High Priests were wel- 

Distinguished visitors from Missouri, Nebraska, 
Illinois and Iowa were honoured. 

The address of the G.H.P. contained many ex- 
cellent thoughts. We quote: — 

"Still a darker side of the picture is presented in the 
record of dishonesty, graft and crime so prevalent through- 
out the entire country. The resulting economic distress, 
however, is not our greatest loss, but rather the destruction 
of confidence in our fellow men. We say that every man 
possesses two distinct natures associated within one per- 
sonality and continually in conflict. The one, by heritage, 
ruthlessly selfish, disregarding the rights and happiness of 
others, unmindful of benevolence and charity, expediency 
and self-indulgence his rule and guide; inclined to honesty 


only when honesty returns material reward. iSelfishness is 
the greatest source of unhappiness in the world. The other 
his moral nature, conscience, call it what you will, hut sym- 
bolized by a still small voice constantly urging toward the 
path of duty, without hope of fee or reward. The conferr- 
ing of our degrees is but the processing of raw material in 
the form of human nature into what we hope will be a just 
and upright Mason. In all such operations there is always 
a certain amount of dross, the result of inferior material 
or poor workmanship. Our percentage of dross appears to 
be increasing." 

"... what we supposed would be a never-ending large 
number of candidates knocking at our doors, and in many 
instances, the principal room needed was a kitchen and 
banquet hall." 

In concluding the G.H.P. hoped that he "may 
have the privilege in some humble capacity among 
the rank and file, to continue to labor by your side." 

Membership 14,450. Net loss 1,910. 

The Committee on Reports of Grand Officers 
said : — 

"Transcending all other problems is that of overcoming 
our terrific loss in membership. We must not sit and 'Let 
the rest of the world go by.'. Let us join the construction 
gang instead of the wrecking crew." 

Holmes W. Haviland was elected G.H.P. 

A. P. Goering of Hamilton, represents Kansas. 

Albert K. Wilson, a venerable veteran, presents 
the Report on Correspondence. 

Canada for 1933 receives brief but friendly com- 
ment. He quotes from Grand Z. Haentschel's ad- 
dress, which he describes as interesting and im- 
portant. He notes the presence of A. P. Goering, 
Grand Representative. He cites the splendid re- 
cord of the Grand Z. and officers and has a word of 
recognition to say about George Moore. He kindly 
calls our Reviews a splendid Report. 


Wilbert H. Tritt, Grand High Priest. 

G. Allison Holland, Grand Secretary. 

The One hundred and sixteenth Annual was 
held in Louisville, October 17, 1933. 

Nineteen Past Grand High Priests added collec- 
tive and personal dignity to the Grand East. 

The G.H.P. advocated closer connection with 
Craft Lodges, speaking about educational contacts as 
follows : — 


"The Chapter, as you know, is built up through the Blue 
Lodges and Blue Lodge Masons are attracted to the Chapter 
by its membership and the evidence of what Royal Arch 
Masons know about it. 

"But ,so many of us are lacking in that Masonic educa- 
tion that attracts the uninitiated to a healthy conception 
inculcated in the various symbolisms of the Order, the pur- 
pose which caused its formation and now maintains it" 

He wrote a letter of encouragement to all sub- 
ordinate Chapters, to which they responded. 

He apparently does not like Scotland and is the 
only G.H.P. to say so. We quote his words: — 

"In some manner Scotch Arch Masons ought to be made 
to stay at home and behave themselves. " 

He comments, as many do, upon Michigan's de- 
cision not to hold a meeting this past year. 

He highly commends the Grand Secretary, who 
makes a most comprehensive Report, saying in his 
introduction : — 

"It has been a good year, and a remarkably good year, 
when all the conditions aind circumstances are properly con- 

"Royal Arch Masonry is a beautiful philosophy, with 
earnest and instructive lessons which demand the attention 
of all and prove their worth to those who properly investi- 

Voluntary donations were given to the Old 
Masons' Home. 

He discusses the proper way to spell "demit" or 
"dimit", and comes to the conclusion that while 
dimit is preferred, it does not make a great deal of 

Membership 11,809. Net loss 1,363. 

W. D. Cannan was elected G.H.P. 

Kentucky still retains the name of H. T. Smith 
instead of Edwin Smith, his brother, as Grand 

A. Gordon iSulser represents Canada, and Ken- 
tuckv is represented by John Graham of London. 

Our old friend, W. W. Clarke, succinctly reports 
on the doings of other Grand Chapters, but we re- 
gret to say that Canada is not included. 


Carey P. Duncan, Grand High Priest. 

John A. Davilla, Sr., Grand Secretary. 

The Eighty-seventh Annual convened in New 


Orleans, February 6, 1934. Thirteen Past Grand 
High Priests strengthened the Grand East. 

John W. Armstrong, Grand Representative of 
Canada, was duly present 

The G.H.P. made a brief but comprehensive 

Membership 5,611. Net loss 684. 

The Committee on Necrology say: — 

"But, my Companions, while this is true, they will be 
raised from the dead level to a living perpendicular by the 
strong grip of the Lion's paw, Lion of the Tribe of Judah. 
There must be death before there can be resurrection. Our 
dead are not sleeping. They are waiting for the Great 

The Grand Scribe E. of N.S.W. did not reply to 
the Grand Secretary. 

D. Peter Laguens, Jr., was elected G.H.P. 

Colonel W. Y. Mills of Kingston represents 

Herman J. Duncan again reports on Foreign 
Correspondence and does it briefly but well, each 
Jurisdiction receiving careful attention. 

He speaks of California tinkering and experi- 
menting with the Ritual of the R.A. Degree, and 
this is referred to as a "new deal." 

Canada 1933 is well reviewed. He refers to the 
103 Dispensations granted. The Reviewer adds: — 

"One wonders whether there is any limit to the dispensa- 
tion granting powers of the Grand Z. and the answer is 
yes — his conscience, since he did refuse dispensations to 
wear Royal Arch regalia to attend Divine Service in con- 
junction with a Lodge." 

"It was ruled that a 'Companion might retain his good 
standing in a (Chapter even though demitted or suspended 
from his Lodge. This has been so ruled several times in 
Canada and it is somewhat difficult to understand the Cana- 
dian viewpoint." 

He refers especially to the Charity Ball held by 
the two Toronto Royal Arch Districts to raise funds 
but evidently has had a similar experience, a social 
success, financial failure! He praises George L. 
Gardiner's Report on the Condition of Masonry, 
and refers to the honour conferred on Comp. Row- 
land. Under the title "Review of Reviews" he kind- 
ly says: — 

"William T. Paulin, the California correspondent, said of 
Canada's William Ponton's reviews, that they were "an epit- 
ome of everything; a vade mecum of Capitularism; a review 


of reviews and an anthology of anthologies/ which just about 
covers the case. 

"Colonel Ponton continues to find the Louisiana Corre- 
spondence Report a source of humour (another Canadian 
spelling). But we note that he is not altogether devoid of 
this saving human element himself, for, in reviewing Louis- 
iana, 1932, he asks this pertinent question: 

" 'Louisiana boasts of a Tallulah Chapter. Is this where 
the Bankhead given name hails from? The Chapter appears 
to be temperamental.' " 


Benjamin L. Hadley, Grand High Priest. 

Con vers E. Leach, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and ninth Annual was held 
at Portland, May 1, 1934. 

Many distinguished visitors were welcomed from 
New York, Massachusetts , Quebec, Indiana, Con- 
necticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and the 
General Grand High Priest, who on assuming the 
gavel said: — 

"In Ohio we are experiencing gains in number and 
greater enthusiasm for the Royal iCraft. I believe that this 
will become true generally throughout the United States. 
It is no time, when the ship needs every man to keep it 
going, to backslide." 

J. Blaine Morrison duly represented Canada. 

Ten Past Grand Higlh Priests added permanence 
and continuity to the Grand East. 

The G.H.P. in his address told the Companions 
that they would benefit from it only in proportion 
to what they put into it. He gave these words of 
admonition: — 

"We have a long way to go. We have learned much in 
the last seven or eight years and we know that mushroom 
growth is not to be desired." 

"Another reason is the rapidly disappearing spirit of 
neighbourliness which one was an outstanding character- 

"If our light is hidden beneath a bushel it will never 
draw attention to its radiance." 

Membership 14,703. Net loss 823. 

Comp. O'Neil of Quebec dwelt on the need of 
co-operation, and Comp. Prince of Massachusetts 
on the value of a definite purpose 

Benjamin F. Hadley was re-elected G.H.P. 

General G.H.P. O'Hara made, as usual, a strik- 
ing address: — 

" . . . . The iGrand Lodge must be our first love and it 
must be an undying love and loyalty. . . . But we have in 


Capitular Masonry that which is positively necessary for 
a better — perhaps a complete — understanding of Blue Lodge 
Masonry. I think we have, most of us, forgotten that point; 
and I think we have forgotten it because there hasn't been 
enough attention paid to the philosophy and symbolism of 

"Companions, do you realize that as we go about we 
are all but symbols — each and every one of us. That as you 
walk before humanity, you represent something to every 
man who looks at you. You are a symbol of either good, 
bad or indifference. The oak is a symbol of strength, the 
lily of purity, the rose is a symbol of king or queen, <and so 
forth. A house symbolizes a home; a tree symbolizes com- 
fort, as we all know what comes out of a tree. 1S0 you 
symbolize something that is comfortable or otherwise be- 
cause of the qualities in you. You are either honorable or 
dishonorable, as seen by those who may look at you." 

Marshall E. Sherwood is the Grand Representa- 
tive of Maine. 

All the amendments to the Constitution are re- 
printed in each volume of the Proceedings. 

The Fraternal Correspondence is in the experi- 
enced hands of Thomas H. Bodge, who presents his 
18th Annual able Review. 

Of Canada at London he speaks kindly, summar- 
izing the Proceedings and commenting on the ef- 
forts at curtailment and economies made by the 
Committees. The proposals of the Grand Z. were 
not approved unanimously with regard to the time 
being ripe for the establishment of a fund. He 
speaks of the wonderful optimistic Report on the 
Condition of Capitular Masonry and praises it. 
Maine does not approve of honorary appointments 
to offices in Grand Chapter. He quotes at length 
from Bishop Seager's eloquent address at the din- 
ner, and of this Reviewer kindly says: — 

"Again Ponton prepared his inimitable Correspondence 
Report and if only the Companions would read they would 
have a clear conception of Capitular affairs as that gifted 
writer has the knack of culling all that is best from the 
proceedings reviewed combining same into a most readable 

Under Texas this touch : — 

"Comp. Helm is confident I believe D. V. can mean only 
Democratic Victory and calls my 1933 review one of the 
sweetest things he has met up with in a long time, even to 
being smeared with maple syrup." 


H. L. Adolph, K.C., Grand Z. 
George Syme, Grand Scribe E. 


The Eleventh Annual was held in Winnipeg, 7th 
February, 1934. 

A fine array of Past Grand Z's, all familiar 
names, gathered in the Grand East. 

Distinguished visitors from Canada, from De- 
troit, from Saskatchewan and from British Colum- 
bia were welcomed and honoured. 

We make the following extracts from the Grand 
Z's able and striking address: — 

"To those who have come for the first time I trust that 
you will find the Convocation both pleasant and profitable; 
on you depends our hope for the future; pay close attention 
to our deliberations that you may see the serious intent and 
purpose of these Grand Convocations. Prepare yourselves 
to assume our places and responsibilities." 

"I refer to one whose friendly smiles and greetings we 
shall receive no more, being the person of Most Excellent 
Companion William G. Scott." 

"On February 22nd Companion J. F. Dart, G.H., at- 
tended the Seventy-fifth Annual Convocation of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada at the City of London." 

"Fraternal intercourse should exist between this Grand 
Chapter of Manitoba and other Grand Chapters, and be- 
lieving that a union thus formed would promote the growth 
of friendship and unite more closely with bonds of love 
between the Companions, I made the appointments." 

"Throughout our jurisdiction, not a single ripple of dis- 
satisfaction has come to my attention." 

"The Constitutioin has been clearly drawn up, and no 
official rulings or decisions have been required." 

"Interview Masons who are not Companions and suggest 
to them that the taking of the Capitular Degrees would 
constitute illuminating steps in Masonry. There are many 
Masons to whom only a mere suggestion is necessary to 
secure one who may become an outstanding candidate. You 
can render him a service." 

The three Grand Superintendents reported fully. 
The following is of interest as breaking new 
ground : — 

"We, the undersigned, being registered Royal Arch 
Masons, of the Chapters mentioned against our respective 
names, pray for a Warrant of Constitution, empowering us 
to meet as a regular Chapter to be called Pre Cambrian 
Chapter and to meet at Flin Flon, Manitoba, and there to 
discharge the duties of Royal Arch Masonry in a constitu- 
tional manner." 

Among the signatures to the petition for the 
Charter we note several from Ontario, one from 
Montana and a large majority from Manitoba. 


The Committee on the Condition of Masonry re- 
port: — 

"^Suspension has only been carried out after every effort 
had been made to get these 'Companions to re-establish 

Membership 1,577. Decrease 108. 

The Committee on the Fraternal Dead go home 
to our hearts and minds in the following: — 

"Into the stillness of this hour, borne upon the wings of 
music and memory, come thoughts of those true and good 
men who walked the broad majestic ways with us and van- 
ished. To them, each and all; the young and the old; to 
those distinguished and to those aspiring in obscurity; the 
veteran who died with long life and its reward; and the 
man whose life paled too early, the Fraternal sentiment of 
this Order makes recognition and speaks its tribute. Their 
funerals are ended; their obsequies are performed. Words 
of faith and hope have been spoken by those whose ministry 
it is to comfort the surviving and to interpret the ways of 
God to man. They have gone to meet their destiny, but we 
pause here to remember them. 

"To have had such men amongst us was a joy, and to 
remember them is a privilege. In their combined histories 
they were a power in the world; they filled many places; 
many were the lines of their activity." 

F. W. Brownell is the Grand Representative of 
Canada. < 

J F. Dart was elected Grand Z. 

M. Ex. Companion Cantelon addressed Grand 
Chapter saying: — 

"If there is one phrase which, to my mind, expresses the 
things for which our institution of Freemasonry stands, it 
is this: The eternal verities. It is true that other organi- 
zations emphasize the same ideals and principles, but for 
Freemasonry they are the sine qua non, the 'without which 
not,' the indispensable element. 

"These are times when new values are being placed upon 

"When he knows how to sympathize with men in their 
sorrows, yea, even in. their sdns, knowing that each man 
fights a hard fight against many odds. When he has learned 
to make friends and keep them. When he can be happy 
and high-minded amid the meaner drudgeries of life." 

Canada at London is gracefully reviewed by 
Comp. John Parton, an old friend. He speaks of the 
presence with us of J. F. Dart, then Grand H., now 
Grand Z. of Manitoba. He adds: — 

"The 'Grand Z. gave an address which was not only full 
of true Masonic thought, but also of good practical sugges- 
tions for the good of the order. 

"We were rather surprised at the ruling — a precedent 
already established — that suspension in Craft Lodge for non- 


payment of dues, or dimission, do not necessarily imply sus- 
pension in the Royal Arch Chapter." 

"An excellent report from the Committee on Condition. 
We note particularly one suggestion — that in some Chapters 
members who are able to afford it are paying more than 
their regular dues in order to help pay the dues of others 
not so fortunate. These members have well learned the les- 
sons of the M.M.M. Degree!" 

"Manitoba was represented by Rt. Ex. Comp. R. H 
Reid." !.;:>! 

"Capitular reviews are again from the pen of Comp. 
Ponton. They show the same deep thought and have the 
same kindly comments as heretofore." 

This from Wyoming Review : — 

"The necessity of teaching the symbolism of the degrees 
is being accented in many places. A philosophic disquisi- 
tion merely leaves the ordinary Companion bewildered and 
wondering what it is all about." 


Jesse E. Ames, Grand High Priest. 

Raymond T. Sewall, Grand Secretary. 

Quarterly Convocation in Ionic Hall, Boston, 
March 7, 1933. Four P.G.H.P.'s, outstanding men, 
graced the Grand East. 

Canada was duly represented by D. Henry 

Paul L. Bleakley, Grand Representative near 
New York, delivered a striking address, claiming 
that Masonry is much misunderstood. We make the 
following extracts : — 

"Did we in New York ever have 70,000 Royal Arch 
Masons or you in Massachusetts 40,000? No. It is true 
that there were that many who had received the degrees 
and continued to pay their dues, but with many there it 
ended. Let us draw the veil and look squarely in a mirror 
that is not distorted by our own ego; then tell me. 

"Democracy giving way to dictatorships almost daily. 
Our national and personal gods have become greed and am- 

"Going through the empty form of worship does not con- 
stitute the practice of religion." 

"Companions, have we not again come to a crossroad in 
history? Are we not again at the point where disaster 

"If it cannot be averted and chaos results, what better 
depository for truth can there be than Masonry, until the 
sun of reason again shines." 

"A few hundred Royal Arch Masons living and practis- 
ing their art as such could revolutionize even this sorely dis- 
tressed and dissipated world. 


To crystallize in your minds some of the thoughts I have 
been trying to convey, I will recite a few lines from the 
Seven Lamps of Architecture by Ruskin,: 

'Therefore, when we build, let us think that we build 
forever. Let it not be for present delight, nor for present 
use alone. Let is be such as our descendants will thank us 
for, and let us think as we lay stone on stoine that a time 
is to come when those stones will be held sacred because 
our hands have touched them and that men will say as 
they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them: 
'See! this our fathers did for us.'" 
Quarterly Convocation June 13, 1933. 
From the memorial to the late Dr. Peabody, one 
of his own poems is quoted : — 

"Oh, man may die, but shall he live? 
O age-long quest of anxious hearts! 
That dumbly ask some power to give 
The light that only God imparts. 

No earth-born work of dust am I, 
No snowflake on the river's stream, 

No moth that floats before the eye, 

No flick-ring candle flame — no dream." 

Paul Sterling, Grand Chaplain, was presented 
with the Paul Revere Medal. 

G.H.P. Weaver of Pennsylvania said that he 
wished we had more Paul Reveres in Masonry to- 
day to meet the two necessary purposes in life: — 

"First, loyalty to the institution, and next, faith in the 
thing one is endeavoring to accomplish, for success depended 
almost entirely upon faith and purpose." 

Quarterly Convocation September 12, 1933. 

The Committee on Jurisprudence appointed to 
consider the Allied Masonic Degrees of the U.SA. 
instituted with the approval of Scotland in connec- 
tion with Royal Ark Mariners and Councils of the 
Red Cross Knights in North Carolina, reported as 
follows: — 

"The general purposes of said Grand 'Council appear to 
be in the line of Masonic research and ritualistic study and 
exemplification of degrees formerly worked but now obso- 

They heard from the General G.H.P. who said: 

'Personally I can see no objection to the issuance of 
these Charters, as there is no organization in the United 
States governing these degrees and the General Grand 
Chapter claims no jurisdiction over extraneous organiza- 

"It is a matter for the General Grand Chapter to decide 
whether these degrees are to be recognized, but they are not 
an attachment of the Capitular Rite." 


Again from their Report we quote: — 

"Endeavor not to repeat the errors of omission of former 
years, which have loaded on the shoulders of the Masonic 
fraternity a plethora of quasi Masonic degrees, the prac- 
tice of which has diluted and diversified the interest which 
would better have been applied to the building up of the 
Masonic system of Degrees recognized in this country." 

"Scotland evidently rests on the assumption that the ac- 
tion of the Presiding Officer binds the Body over which he 

"This effort, sponsored by reputable and prominent mem- 
bers of the Craft, seems to your Committee to be fraught 
with danger." ' 

"The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Massachusetts pro- 
tests the action of the Supreme Grand Chapter of Scotland 
in granting Charters to Lodges and Councils of the Allied 
Masonic Degrees." 

"That it considers the establishment of a Council or 
Lodge of the Allied Masonic Degrees within the jurisdiction 
of Massachusetts an offense against the Masonic Law of this 

They asked that their disapnroving Report be 
presented to the General Grand Chapter, which was 
afterwards done. 

The One hundred and thirty-fifth Annual was 
held December 12, 1933. Particular attention was 
called to the floor work in the exemplification of the 
Degrees. Time consumed in Mark Degree 1 hour 
and 24 minutes, in Most Excellent Degree 59 min- 
utes, in Royal Arch Degrees 1 hour and 55 min- 

Comp. Weaver having passed to the "Land of 
the Hereafter," this farewell concluded the mem- 
orial tribute: — 

"Fare thee well, Good Man and Good Friend; 
May thy Soul rest in Peace!" 

To Comp. Dickerman this tribute: — 

"Immortality o'ersweeps 
AH pains, all tears, all time, all fears; 
And peals 

Like the eternal thunders of the deep 
Into our ears this truth — we live forever." 

With regard to the troubles stirred up by New 
South Wales the Committee on Jurisprudence re- 
port: — 

"This territory is a part of the British Commonwealth in 
which several different Capitular systems are practised, each 
of which is regular and recognized by the Masonic World. 

"It does not seem advisable for the Grand Chapter to 
interfere in differences of opinion in the same family group." 


Membership 35,700. Net loss 1,759. 

Many distinguished guests enjoyed Massachu- 
setts hospitality from Quebec, New Jersey, Maine, 
Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and 
also Melvin Maynard Johnson representing the 
Scottish Rite, and Grand Master Curtis Chipman. 
After welcoming the guests and greeting them not 
merely personally but as associates in constructive 
effort, G.H.P. Ames said: — 

"Perhaps in no one direction has there been a more 
striking change than in the enormous increase in our mem- 
bership during the past fifty years. This has been in keep- 
ing with the great growth and expansion of the country in 
everything around us." 

"You were made to feel that you had become a Mason. 
It is a matter of much encouragement." 

"What is the purpose, what is the goal of all Masonry? 
An institution whose fundamentals have come down to us 
from an unknown time. It is to travel — not to arrive." 

"It is for us to keep the Faith." ' 

"Life is a link in the great chain of Creation and Causa- 
tion. Each person is seen in his true relation, an essential 
part of the whole." 

"Both life and death are parts of the same Great Ad- 

"It is the primary concern, and always has been, of this 
Grand Chapter, to keep its units strong." 

He reported under General Grand Chapter that 
their judgment was that it is unwise to look with 
favor upon any movement designed to supplement 
or augment the Degrees known as Capitular De- 

One of the functions of the Welfare Committee 
is described as: — 

"Refer distressed cases for relief, and tactfully endeavour 
to restore in needed places a sense of obligation to the Chap- 
ter, upon the part of the member." 

Grand Master Chipman said : — 

"There is something very delightful in such an assemb- 
lage of friends meeting together with a common interest and 
a common enthusiasm for the furtherance of the great ex- 
periment in which we are all engaged in fraternal life." 

"Grand Master of Western Australia asked me to supply 
him with items of interest about our educational program 
in this Grand Jurisdiction, I was flattered beyond words to 
shine in his reflected glory." 

"T suspect from the joy in some of their faces and the 
delighted smiles they bear, that they feel themselves just 
as welcome as we would have them feel." 

"In that I suspect lies much of our strength, and in the 


readiness and happiness with which we help one another in 
every station." 

"Now, having embarrassed you to this point, permit me 
to say how happy we find ourselves in welcoming you to a 
very distinguished group of Masons and gentlemen who are 
privileged to wear this honorable decoration, and we pray 
that God may long spare you to walk in and out among us, 
and to wear this jewel to your own distinction and to our 

M. Ex. Comp. Melvin Johnson delivered an elo- 
quent address, saying: — 

"On the face of the medal appears the well-known face of 
Paul Revere, who in his day typified in many ways what 
can justly be termed distinguished service." 

"There is a revival of fraternal spirit, a revival of con- 
sciousness of our duty to others, and that is vastly more im- 
portant, if that be a true revival, and the spirit of Free- 
masonry be advanced in our hearts and in our efforts, than 
any numerical revival." 

Allan P. Shatford of Quebec excelled himself. 
We quote : — 

"You know that in my communion there are three orders, 
bishops, priests and deacons, and a Sunday school scholar 
defined a deacon as the lowest kind of a 'Christian." 

"It is the first time I have witnessed that degree put on 
by an American Chapter, and I confess to you that I have 
no words by which to describe my appreciation and joy in 
it. The military precision, the faultless ritual, the symmetry 
and order are very excellent. Particularly must I say a 
word about the Captain of the Host." 

"Capitular Masonry is the story of a great recovery, the 
old temple smashed and in ruins, the new temple being con- 
structed. We, too, have seen the temple of our civilization." 

"The first is the value of the remnant. It was but the 
remnant of the nation that should return and restore the 
nation. It was a time of national recovery." 

"The light in the candle is of the same quality as the 
sun, the wood in the twig is of the same quality as the tree, 
and if in the remnant of the Masons there is the essential 
quality of Masonry." 

"Again we are reminded by Capitular Masonry of the 
primacy of work, for all our degrees in the Chapter are 
founded upon work." 

"Hard work is the thing necessary to save our land and 
to save our institutions. And the other think is, and Capit- 
ular Masonry emphasises it, the supreme character of the 

Ralph Lowe, Jr., was elected G.H.P. 
This verse was quoted when presenting the Paul 
Revere Medal to G.H.P. Ames: — 

"There are some things beyond the gift of gold, 
A Richer Treasure needed now and then. 
Some things life needs which are not bought or sold, 


The high occasion often calls for men. 
iSome for relief from service give their pelf, 
But he gives most who freely gives himself." 
D. H. Mcintosh of Carleton Place is the Grand 
Representative of Massachusetts. 


Arthur S Hudson, Grand High Priest. 

Charles A. Conover, Grand Secretary. 

The Eighty-fifth Convocation was held in De- 
troit, May 15, 1934, Grand Chapter having been 
organized in Detroit, March 9, 1848. 

"Sixteen Past Grand High Priests were assembled- at 
the altar and individually presented and introduced by the 
dean of this honoured group, M.E. Comp. Lou B. Winsor, 

The distinguished guests welcomed were from 
New York, Canada, Ohio, Saskatchewan and Gen- 
eral Grand Chapter. Our own Alex. Cowan and 
Edwin Smith represented Canada. 

332 voting members were present. 

Canada was represented 'by Charles A. Conover. 

The Roll of Honour (the names of deceased Past 
Grand High Priests) was read. 

From the address of the G.H.P. we take the fol- 
lowing interesting thoughts, it being remembered 
that there was no session of Michigan for 1933: — 

"Hope that the 'tide has turned.' But the depth of the 
economic depression had yet to be plumbed in this jurisdic- 
tion. I trust we all have learned that mere numbers may 
be a detriment, that temples rivalling King Solomon's are 
not essential to our real prosperity, and that our duty to our 
companions has only begun when we confer the degrees 
upon them and receive them into our mystic circle." 
"How strange it seems, with so much gone 
Of Life and Love to still live on." 

"We are truly grateful to a loving Providence that our 
official line has remained unbroken." 

There are others ! 

"Your Grand High Priest is a firm believer in the value 
of visitations to other Grand Jurisdictions. The opportunity 
to promote the universality of our co-fraternity and to 
broaden one's outlook beyond the bounds of provincialism 
are benefits not to be derided." 

"In February, 1933, in company with Most Illustrious 
Grand Master Arthur E. West, I visited the Grand Chap- 
ter of Canada at London. To those of you who have been 
privileged to enjoy the hospitality of our companions just 
over the border no comments are necessary. It would be 
difficult to transcend their standard of good fellowship." 


"We were impressed that this is a going organization 
and under able leadership." 

"The characterizing feature of supervisory work during 
the past year has been the organization of our chapters into 
groups or associations. About eighteen such associations 
are now functioning." 

"Camp Rademaker has been an enterprise of deep con- 
cern to the Grand Chapter of Michigan. In no other way 
can be explained the fact that upwards of $20,000.00 of 
Grand Chapter funds have gone to its maintenance." 

"An undercurrent of sentiment that Grand Chapter should 
not be asked to carry the entire burden of maintenance to 
the detriment of Grand Chapter's own effective operation." 

"If, like Ajax, I seem to have defied the lightning, be it 
known, that unlike Ajax it has been with the greatest res- 
pect for the lightning." 

"The military salute, even if not technically correct, 
agrees, I believe, with lodge procedure and is given in the 
commandery, even by Knights not in uniform. The com- 
mandery of course is a military organization. The Royal 
Arch degree is semi-military and counselling military snap 
in the rendition of chapter degrees. Military men from Sel- 
fridge Field who are regular attendants at the Masonic 
bodies to which I belong have not to my knowledge voiced 
objection to the military salute as given in our lodge and 
chapter. In my visits I have not criticized either form of 
salute and confess I have not regarded the matter with grave 
concern, in case the Grand Chapter should desire to enact 
a uniform salute." 

"In the absence of a regular officer it is the privilege of 
a High Priest to appoint some Companion to fill the station 
of the absent officer for the dispatch of business." 

Of the G.S. he says : — 

"Always courteous, patient, prompt, efficient, helpful as 
though his own welfare depended upon my successful ad- 
ministration of Grand Chapter. I simply do not know what 
I could have done without him." 

Membership 36,181. Net loss 3,089. 
The Obituary Committee reported : — 

"The lives so ended have enriched us who remain, by 
their association and undying example. They were cour- 
teous and true, honourable and upright, prudent and sin- 

For those who walk with us day by day. 
Then let us clasp hands as we walk together, 

And let us speak softly in love's sweet tone, 
For no man knows, on the morrow whether 
We two pass by, or but one alone. 

$200 was appropriated for Camp Rademaker. 
Orrin George Bickford was elected G.H.P. 
The Installation Ritual of Lou B. Winsor was 
again used, time honoured and appreciated. 


Chapter contests were announced. We read: — 

"Recreate in our Chapters that 'fervency and zeal' which 
should actuate each one of us." 

"The program is one to end the inactivity, lethargy and 
indifference which retards and eventually would destroy the 
usefulness of our institution. 

"In furtherance of this program, I urge upon you the 
following considerations: Loss of membership must cease! 
Empty seats must again be .filled with interested companions! 
The Chapters must hold meetings." 

Walter G. Price, Grand Treasurer, represents 

Among Masonic Publications, receipt of which 
is acknowledged by Michigan, were the Masonic 
Sun and The Freemason, both of Toronto. 


R. K. Smith, Grand High Priest. 

E. L. Faucette, Grand Secretary. 

The Eighty-sixth Annual was convened in 
Vicksburg, 14th February, 1934. 

The G.H.P. said in his address that marking 
time seems to have been the password ; that the loss 
is less than that of last year and he looks forward 
to a decided revival of Masonry. 

Two Chapters were arrested. 

Under General Grand Chapter he said that not- 
withstanding the economic programmes the attend- 
ance was large. They had heard inspirational ad- 
dresses by some of the greatest modern orators of 
international fame, who gave their time and money 
to come from great distances. 

The following from IGrand Representative 
Nation of Illinois: — 

"While we have run true to form with other jurisdic- 
tions in the loss of membership during the year, yet, we 
still proudly hold to the claim of the largest jurisdiction in 
the world." 

The G.H.P. resuming, said: — 

"It is apparent that the opportunity is greater to make 
Chapter Masons of these newly made Master Masons, as we 
return to prosperity under the New Deal administration." 

"With little encouragement, or none at all, he will give 
his best efforts to the cause he loves so well, and will go 
beyond the length of his cable tow to serve you when needed." 

"I am a believer in economy, but there is such a thing as 
false economy, and our proceedings is the agency through 
which we are known to our sister jurisdictions. I have, this 
year, received proceedings from practically all other juris- 


dictions, and no other Grand Chapters have cut theirs down 
to the extent that we have." 

Membership 3,254. Decrease 737. 

Grand Lecturer reported: — 

"In some Chapters, the Masonic spirit is at a low ebb 
and in others there is no such animation. In some of them, 
just the wrong Companions were in office when the depres- 
sion began and they have been kept in office for three years. 
These 'Companions were 'whipped' at the very beginning r.nd 
have made practically no effort to 'carry on' in any kind of 
Chapter activity." 

"First, a vigorous, determined, and sustained effort to 
secure the restoration to membership of every member sus- 
pended for non-payment of dues during the last three years, 
unless in some case, the Chapter does not want the sus- 
pended member." 

The report on Correspondence by H. C. Yawn 
was praised by other Companions. 

James L. Williams was elected G.H.P. He is a 
lawyer and prosecuting attorney 

Leon S. Lipnincott represents Canada, and Mis- 
sissippi's Grand Representative is Adam Arthur 
Gray, of Toronto. 

Canada at London is pleasantly but briefly re- 
viewed. He reproduces the tribute to London given 
by our Grand Z. : — 

"Poets and orators have sung its praises, its citizens have 
been and are ever kind, to all its visitors, and its Masonic 
Brethren, and Companions, are all that could be wished for 
in their noble efforts towards the advancement of the tradi- 
tions of the Order.'" 

And adds: — 

"He made a number of visitations, and his contact with 
his Companions formed a most pleasant part of his adminis- 

He approves of our dispensations, and of this 
Reviewer kindly says: — 

"Companion Ponton writes the Correspondence Report. 
His Reviews evince much care in the selection of data and 
much tact in discussion of same." 

Under Virginia he quotes : — 

There are hearts full of life and sweetness, 

When no longer their life-current flows ; 
Still their goodness lives on with the living, 

Like the glow of the star and the rose. 


Thomas Adrin Harbaugh, Grand High Priest. 
Ray V. Denslow, Grand Secretary. 
The Eighty-eighth Annual convened in St. Louis 
April 24, 1934. 


A very interesting preliminary opening, with ad- 
dresses, took place. It was pointed out that Mis- 
souri Chapter was issued its letters of dispensation 
in 1819 by DeWitt Clinton. 

From the invocation by Grand Chaplain Cady 
we take these thoughts : — 

"We are weak, Thou art strength; we are sinful, Thou 
art holy; we are erring. Thou art compassionate." 

"His spirit is guiding men in the affairs of light, that 
Thou art concerned with our downsittings and uprisings, 
and dost take an account of all that we think." 

Distinguished guests were welcomed from Kan- 
sas, Iowa, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas, Pennsyl- 
vania, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, a veritable galaxy of 
visitors to Whom Missouri stands as the centre of 
radiant hospitality. 

General G.H.P. O'Hara made a graceful speech, 
acknowledging his welcome, saying: — 

"From your State has come much of inspiration and 

"When Death's dark stream I ferry o'er, 
A time that shall surely come, 
And land my hark at the final shore 
I will only ask a Show-me welcome." 

The G.H.P.'s address begins with this thought: 
"It has been said : 'There is nothing constant but change.' 
We do not stand still. We progress or we go backward." 

With all the losses the membership still stands 
at about 5,000 more members than the Grand Chap- 
ter had in 1918. 

He speaks of the kind feelings prevailing be- 
tween the various Masonic Organizations of the 
State. This is as it should be. 

At the Triennial Grand Chapter he refers to his 
renewed friendship with the Earl of Cassilis and 
Grand Scribe Howell of Scotland. The invitation 
for the Triennial in Missouri in 1936 was unani- 
mously accepted. 

No action was taken as between N.S.W. and 

Membership 22,518, with a startling net loss of 

The Committee on Necrology quote: — 

A few who have watched me sail away 
Will miss my craft from the busy bay; 
'Some friendly barques that were anchored near, 
Some loving souls that my heart held dear, 


In silent sorrow will drop a tear 

But I shall have peacefully furled my sail 

In a mooring sheltered from storm and gale 

And greeting the friends who have sailed before 

O'er the unknown sea to the unknown shore." 

Grand Representative Orson H. Swearingen 
duly responded for Canada. 

An evening Convocation was held for the pur- 
pose of hearing the General G.H.P., who in a very 
striking and persuasive address touched through- 
out with too rare humor of a type about which we 
know little in Canada, said in part : — 

"Comfort him and all the time you are comforting him 
he whines harder that ever. He loves his misery, until pat- 
ience is lost and we feel perhaps like the old minister feed- 
ing the calf one Sunday morning. And if you are a farmer 
you know exactly what a calf will do under those circum- 
stances, when it can't stand it any longer, it came up pffttt! 
all over the old preacher's iSunday clothes; and he looked 
down over himself and addressed the erring calf in a bitterly 
soft voice: 'If it wasn't Sunday morning, and I wasn't a 
preacher, I would kick your damn hide off!" (Laughter.) 

"These are days when we observe much, because we 
haven't much else to do, a great many of us, but to listen, 
see and think. It is contagious," 

"Three young mothers had taken their babies to a bridge 
party, and when the game .started one of the babies for 
some reason peculiar to itself tried to kick around and found 
he couldnt move, and finally he declared himself: 'I am get- 
ting tired of this kind of thing, carted out here almost every 
day and bundled up and can't make a move, can't do a 
thing, and got an old bottle here and if I make any com- 
plaint they stick it in my mouth and put me back to sleep 
again!' The second baby said, 'Well, those complaints are 
all mine, only,' he said, 'in addition to that, I am getting 
tired of eternally having orange juice poured into me enough 
to take a bath in..' The third baby didn't say anything, so 
finally they said to him. 'Haven't you got anything to say?' 
'Well, yes; I wish I was a bottle baby.' 'Gee whiz! Why on 
earth would you like to be a bottle baby?' 'Well, you see, 
the way it is now I have to hang on like the devil with 
one hand while I get my dinner, and brush cigarette ashes 
out of my eyes with the other." 

"Emerson says to us, that philosophy is that account 
which the human mind gives to itself of the constitution of 
the world." 

"Masons, as we say, and declare we do, will not dispute 
the immaculate conception, for we must as well believe in 
the omnific, omniscient and omnipotent, and omnific is the 
power to destroy and create new forms of life, to take, give, 
create and destroy." 

"Napoleon trampling underfoot people and their rights, 
destroying kingdoms, creating new ones, yet he failed be- 


cause he lacked — and his works, of course, if he lacked — 
moral principle. Devoid of moral principle the story is the 
same with every man, with every community of men, and 
with every nation; the moral fibre must be such as will 
stand the test. 

"Struggle on, Companions; struggle on young men; have 
patience in man, and by the practice of virtue we shall never 

"We can not be too earnest in our desire to spread the 
truth. We can not be too active in going among the laymen 
of the Order." 

"In Freemasonry there is light, in Masonic light there is 
truth, and in Masonic truth there is the imperishable light." 

C. C. Hunt of Iowa always has something good. 
He too with all his serious research has a streak of 
fun which points a moral and adorns a tale: — 

"Now, with reference to the poem that 'Ed' asked me to 
recite: it came to me as an illustration of the fact that, as 
Masons, it is not the things we want so much as the things 
we ought to have. I first recited it in a lodge where there 
had been a lot of trouble, the members criticising one an* 
other, nobody doing anything that would satisfy anyone 
else: a spirit that will always prevent accomplishment. It 
is a very short poem: 

Here lie the bones of Sallie Jones; 

For her life had no terrors. 
She lived a maid, she died a maid: 
No runs, no hits, no errors. 

Willis J. Bray was elected G.H.P. 
William J. Tow of Toronto represents Missouri. 
Ray V. Denslow writes on "The Capitular Year" 
in a manner peculiarly his own, a mixture of the 
topical and of the local. We quote from his intro- 
duction : — 

"The great fabric of our republic is disintegrating and the 
moral fibre of the nation is at low ebb. What part of the 
work will you, as a Royal Arch Mason, undertake?" 

"Man has a mission. The ancients had an expression 
'Laborare est orare' (to labor is to worship (or pray)). 
When the Jews became discouraged, it was Haggai who 
counselled : 

"Be strong all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, 
and WORK, for I am with you." 
The cycles of Time roll on; history ever repeats itself." 
"Royal Arch Masons must work and build." 
"We have read and digested the proceedings of all the 
Jurisdictions, but have found few proteins and scarcer 

We can only skim a little of the cream from his 
many extracts from many Jurisdictions. This from 
Illinois: — ' 


"Everywhere, from the highest to the humblest, there is 
evidence of bad faith in upholding a public trust. 

"Can it be said that fathers and mothers are less solici- 
tous for the welfare of our youth than a generation or two 
ago? All this can be answered in the negative. We are 
poor while living in the garden spot of the world." 

He quoted at length from Bishop Seager's Re- 
port on the Condition of the Rite in our Grand 
Chapter and it reads well. 

The Twelve Tribal Banners and their signifi- 
cance are described in full. 

Under Canada he says the amount outstanding 
as unpaid dues is simply appalling. 

He winds up with what he terms the "unusual," 
which always attracts: — 

"District of Columbia, sponsored conferring of the Royal 
Arch degree on a class of 192 candidates in the George 
Washington Memorial." 

The O.E.S. presented flowers: 

"The flowers were officially received, the Grand Chapter 
called to order, and harmony again prevailed." 

"The Grand Chapter of Massachusetts has inaugurated 
the custom of presenting medals to those companions who 
have distinguished themselves in their efforts looking toward 
the advancement of Capitular Masonry." 

"Grand High Priest Weaver discovered in Philadelphia 
what is known as a 'Joshua Association.' The organization 
appears to confer degrees within the body of Chapters and 
strives for greater improvement. It appears to be composed 
of Past High Priests and officers." 


Earl Barnette, Grand High Priest, 

Lewis E. Smith, Grand Secretary. 

The Sixty-seventh Annual was held in Omaha, 
December 6, 1933. 

The Proceedings opened, as in so many of the 
Western Jurisdictions, with music. 

Distinguished guests from Iowa were welcomed. 

A fine array of 18 Past G.H.P.'s reported for 

Canada's Grand Representative was not present. 

The G.H.P. looked forward to the time when he 
will be "divested of all those earthly attributes". 
He urged the Companions to leave "footprints on 
the sands of time". 

A new Ritual was issued on payment of the usual 
fine of $10. 


He spoke highly of the Children's Home at Fre- 
mont and the Old Folks' Home at Plattsmouth. 
Under Visitations he lauded friendships : — 

"There's all of pleasure and all of peace 

In a friend or two ; 
And all your troubles will find release 

In a friend or two; 
It's in the grip of a clasping hand, 
On native soil or in alien land, 
For the world is made — (do you understand?) 

Of a friend or two. 

The brother soul and the brother heart 
Of a friend or two." 

He spoke with appreciation of those staunch and 
loyal Companions who were determined to hold fast 
and carry on, and urged all to 

"Build thy life with care and patience, 
As the ^Sculptor hews the stone, 
With the Master as your model 
And your eyes upon the throne." 

Membership 6,878. Net loss 636. 

The In Memoriam Committee quote: — 

"TV applause of list'ning senates to command; 
The threats of pain, ruin, to despise; 
To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, 
And read their history in a nation's eyes. 
For who to dumb forgetfulness a prey, 
This pleasing anxious being e'er resigned; 
Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, 
Nor cast one longing, lingering, look behind?" 

Oliver A. Fick was elected G.H.P. 
Clemens A. Spellman represents Canada and 
William J. Potts of Trenton, represents Nebraska. 


George L. Swartz, Grand High Priest, 

L. Wm. Semenza, Grand Secretary. 

The Sixty-first Annual was held in Sparks, June 
12, 1934. 

The ceremony of receiving and saluting the flag 
was as usual observed. 

Thirteen Past Grand High Priests were speci- 
ally received. 

The Grand Master was given the Grand Hon- 

A visitor from California was welcomed. 


"It is with a great deal of satisfaction that I can report 
that I was able to visit each Chapter in this jurisdiction. 

"The information received, the courtesies shown me, and 
the encouraging spirit of the Companions have well repaid 
the effort in making the long journeys to the widely scat- 
tered chapters." 

Charles L. Fulstone duly represented Canada. 
The G.H.P. thus recorded his visitations and 
concluded his brief address as follows: — 

"The necessity of taking stock of our condition and to 
call attention to the fact that we have been overworking the 
'depression' idea." 

"Let us hope that our fortunes are at the lowest ebb and 
that the tide is turning." 

"In the period portrayed in the Master Mason degree 
you find the people at the summit of their power — building 
magnificently to impress the eye of man. Yet in that time 
through their pre-occupation with prosperity and material 
matters, they lost the 'word.' " 

"There is an almost exact parallel in our own history of 
the past few years. We too, rode the crest of the wave; 
we were apparently sailing smooth seas; but we were forget- 
ting the worth while things of life." 

"And then came the storm, the catastrophe, and what we 
call the 'depression.' And we weakly lay our present plight 
upon the depression; forgetting that the depression was a 
result and not a cause." 

"If from this low ebb we can again regain the 'word,' 
precious symbol of high ideals, our tribulations will not have 
been in vain." 

The Student Loan Fund showed a total of over 
$1,400 outstanding. 

Harold R. Aniens was elected G.H.P. 
John F. Marr represents Nevada. 


Weston Wentworth, Grand High Priest, 

Harry M. Cheney, Grand Secretary. 

The One hundred and fifteenth Annual Convo- 
cation was held in Concord, May 15, 1934. 

Nine Past Grand High Priests were honoured 
in the Grand East. 

Canada was faithfully represented by Arthur 
M. Dunstan. 

Distinguished visitors from New Jersey and 
Connecticut were welcomed with the Private Grand 

The address of the G.H.P. shows that he bore up 
bravely under troublesome- times. We make the fol- 
lowing extracts: — 


"But, the trouble, common to our entire world, has had 
to be faced. It has affected our life. It has forced a lessen- 
ing of our fraternal activities. This has made the visita- 
tions for the year a quiet formality rather than a helpful 
reality. But men are still interested. -Possessed with patience 
the hope that is within us will ultimately reach its full 

"The education plan was said to have produced fine re- 
sults elsewhere. If so, it must have been because dynamic 
individuals have fortunately been found, whose energies and 
resources, unselfishly given, have made it possible. The right 
kind of leadership in any such undertaking is the essential." 

Under Necrology he quotes: — 

He is not dead. iSuch )Souls forever live 
In boundless measure of the love they give. 

Membership 4,642. Decrease 277. 

Frank Edwin Brooks was elected G.H.P. 

Many Memoriam pages follow, each Companion 
receiving a page to himself. 

New Hampshire's Grand Representative is Wal- 
ter H. Davis of Hamilton. 

Henry T. Smith is still recorded as the Grand 
Secretary of Canada. Edwin, his brother, has suc- 
ceeded him. 


Howard L. Carter, Grand High Priest. 

Charles D. McCracken, Grand Secretary. 

The Seventy-eighth Annual was held in Trenton, 
May 9, 1934. 

From the invocation by Grand Chaplain Naylor 
we take this thought: — 

"Grant Thy guidance and blessing to him who has led the 
craft this year, as he presides over the deliberations of this 
day. May Thy iSpirit actuate us, so that all that is done 
here today may meet with Thy divine approval. Bless all 
who may be entertained as guests, and the work of the 
Fraternity wherever it is undertaken." 

Ten Past G.HJP.'s buttressed the Grand East. 

Canada was faithfully represented by Godfrey 

Distinguished visitors from West Virginia, Dela- 
ware, Virginia, D. of C, Vermont, Ohio, New York, 
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and General Grand 
High Priest O'Hara were honoured by hospitable 
New Jersey. 

The Consistory Quartet delightfully entertained 
the Companions and sang "Crossing the Bar" in the 
Necrology portion of the G.H.P. 's address: — 


This from the Grand Chaplain's invocation: — 

"0 God, tenderly manifest Thy love; help them to bear 
their sorrow bravely, and to store away their grief in the 
sacred lavender of Thy comforting word. May the rainbow 
of Thy promises bring to them a calmness of soul as the 
shadows pass away; may Thy grace and their faith enable 
them to walk triumphantly. May other craftsmen be raised 
up to take the places they have vacated. May we walk 
worthy of our high calling until the command to lay down 
our working-tools," 

Of his intended visit to Canada he said : — 
"Being unable to attend the Grand Chapter of Canada, I 
had our representative Right Excellent Companion Godfrey 
Pittis represent me and from reports received it was a very 
splendid convocation." 

He truly exclaims "what a help a Grand Secre- 
tary is to a G.H.P " 
He concludes thus : — 

"For me the Masonic road ends, but for another it winds 
its way across plains and mountains and through pleasant 
valleys, and I can picture my successor walking along this 
road and meeting Father Time to whom he asks 'Where shall 
I find the City called Future?' and Father Time points down 
the road and says, 'Just beyond the next bend in the road of 
Life.' " 

Membership 16,138. Net loss 1,584. 
The Committee on Doings of Grand Officers re- 
ported and quoted: — 

There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave, 

There are souls that are pure and true; 
So give to the world the best you have, 
And the best will come back to you." 

New Jersey declined to aggravate the situation 
by complying with the extraordinary request of 

The Committee on Necrology quoted: — 

"They were friends of truth, of soul sincere; 
In action faithful, and in honour clear, 
Who broke no promises, served no private ends, 
Sought no title and forsook no friends." 

"We like to think that here and there, 
When they are gone there shall remain 
A happier spot that might have not 
Existed had they toiled for gain." 

Donald J. Sargent was elected G.H.P. 

K. J. Dunstan is the Grand Representative of 
New Jersey. 

R. C. Woodward is the President of the Anointed 
High Priests. This Reviewer had the honour to re- 


ceive his Degree and a beautiful Bible in New 

David McGregor for the third time heads the 
Committee on Foreign Correspondence and calls at- 
tention to the deplorable fact that the net loss in 
membership in the United States is about 8% and 
that the exaltations were 4,000 less than a year ago. 
He quotes these statistics: — 

"The percentage of Masons who are Royal Arch Masons 
range all the way from 11 to '50 per cent. The latter figure 
applies to Rhode Island and is a mark to aim at in the 
future for all Chapters." 

Under Arizona we read of the ideal: — 
"In thus 'exercising ourselves one toward another in that 
unselfish and fraternal way, we may become a strong factor 
in restoring the world.' " 

From the California Review the following: — 
"■Chapters in the State, 'in a natural amphitheatre with 
the glory of an almost full moon, banked by myriads of stars 
shining overhead; a setting of imposing grandeur and su- 
preme majesty, and was greatly appreciated by over six 
hundred Companions." 

This striking negation from the Colorado Re- 
view: — 

"In sixteen Chapters no Principal Officer could do any 
part of any degree from the station in the East." 

Under New York we read : — 

"To think that life can be built upon the shifting sand 
is one of the continued heresies of history." 

We regret that Canada did not apparently re- 
ceive his friendly touch. 


John W. Hanners, Grand High Priest, 

Alpheus A. Keen, Grand Secretary. 

The Thirty-sixth Annual was held at Albuquer- 
que, March 22, 1934. 

During the year several special Communications 
were held. 

A distinguished visitor from Montana was wel- 

James A. MacKenzie represented Canada. 

Ten Past Grand High Priests reported for duty 
and honour. 

The G.H.P. says in his introduction: — 
"The trying times prevalent throughout the nation during 
the past year have been reflected in the experience of this 


Grand Chapter, but we have always looked toward the East 
with a smile, and with confidence tried to overcome all ob- 

He closes with these words of good cheer : — 

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, 
When the road you are trudging seems all uphill, 

When funds are low and the debts are high 
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh; 

When care is pressing you down a bit, 
Rest if you must, but don't you quit. 

It may be near, when it seems afar; 
iSo stick to the fight when you are hardest hit, 
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit. 

Membership 1,520. Net loss 199. 

The Grand Lecturer speaks of the public instal- 
lation of Rio Grande Chapter and generally says 
that Chapters can only hold the interest of their 
members as they invite interest by their activities 
through their officers using all their ability and tal- 

Lloyd B. Johnson was elected G.H.P. 

Canada's nomination of a Grand Representative 
had not been received. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence is 
again in the capable hands of Comp. Reuben Perry, 
who makes his fifth Report, saying: — 

"It is necessary to have interesting meetings and social 
gatherings in order to retain the attention and interest of 
the younger people." 

He reviews Canada at London, summarizing all 
the chief proceedings and noting the appointment 
of «Grand Representatives. He gives both our fine 
assets and our startling amount of outstanding dues. 
Of this Reviewer he is kind enough to say : — 

"Report on Fraternal Correspondence is from the able 
pen of William N. Ponton. His review is instructive and con- 
tains the gist of business transacted by each Grand Jurisdic- 
tion. His index to the subject of the Review is helpful." 

His review of the General Grand Chapter at 
Washington is most interesting. We quote: — 

"It seems to the writer that the purpose and object of 
the 'General 'Grand iChapter and the good accomplished by 
the organization are the development of fraternalism, cross- 
ing state lines and national boundaries." 

"A noted English Masonic writer says 'In these days our 
Masonic principles of good will, of tolerance and the faithful 
performance of our duties are as essential to our Masonic 
life as capital, labor and brains are to our industrial life — 


all must be maintained upon the highest possible level or the 
whole edifice will fall.' " 

" 'We can maintain our prestige by keeping our Order 
on a high intellectual and moral plane.' " 

u He 'deposited upon the silent shore of memory, images 
and thoughts which shall not die and cannot be destroyed.' " 


Albert Chandler, Grand First Principal, 

F. R. Sinden, Grand Scribe E. 

Quarterly Convocation was held in Sydney, 8th 
February, 1933. 

Five Past Grand Z\s were present. 

Canada's Grand Representative did not attend 
this Quarterly nor the others. 

The Grand First Principal delivered an address 
in which he said: — 

"Prospects for the future are not too encouraging. There 
appears to be too much distrust and fear amongst nations. 
The world is waiting for a lead and the opportunity is press- 
ing. Our Masonic Institution can hold men of all religions, 
and thus be, as it were, leaven amongst the masses, ever 
endeavouring to bring a better understanding between man 
and man." 

"There are hundreds of Craftsmen in this iState who de- 
cline to take the Royal Arch Degree whilst inharmonious re- 
lations exist." 

Quarterly Convocation at Sydney, 10th May, 

The Grand First Principal in his address said: 

"We, as Masons, strictly abstain from interference in 

political questions, but at the same time we can soliloquise 

and in some way blaze a way for improvement. Unless we 

work we must decay. Riches have their responsibility." 

"Let us be patient, these severe afflictions not from the 

ground arise, 
But oft times celestial benedictions assume this dark dis- 
The Grand Z. had undertaken to write to H.R.H. 
The Duke of Connaught of England, representing 
that the Grand Chapter of Scotland still continues 
to "invade" their territory. He had apparently 
written also to many other Rulers of the Royal 
Craft, with a view to "compelling" Scotland to cease 
opening Chapters in the Territory of N.S.W. 

Quarterly Convocation at Sydney, 9th August, 

A letter from Scotland is printed in which they 
say: — 


"I might be permitted to say that this Grand Chapter has 
not shown unfriendliness to your Grand Body, and has been 
prepared, and still is, to accord recognition of Supremacy 
in the sphere of its actual limited institution." 

"The suppliant of reason in the appeal made to us is 
extra judicially a believer in the effectiveness of a sub ros.a 
hint to the Masonic World that where a just cause cannot 
be tabled and domestic peace asserted, irresponsible methods, 
insulting to those asked to use them, are justified." 

A letter to Scotland has this sentence: — 

"A mighty nation considered she had the right to override 
and violate the weaker nations of Europe, e.g., Belgium, 
but fortunately the history of the Great War proved that 
Might is not Right. So why endeavour to rob New South 
Wales of its right of Masonic self-government." 

Quarterly Convocation at (Sydney, 8th November 

Seven Past Grand Z's were present. 

The address of the Grand First Principal says: 

"Unfortunately, in the outside world, the prospects for 
peace on earth and goodwill to all men, do not appear en- 

A motion was passed imposing an embargo on 
intervisitations with Scotland. N.S.W. then cut their 
bridges behind them. 

Albert Chandler was re-elected Grand Z. 

Special Convocation for Installation, etc., was 
held 12th December, 1933, nine Past Grand Z's re- 
porting for duty and honour. 

Neville W. Montagu was Installing Officer. 

Harold Earlam is Chairman of the Correspond- 
ence Committee and says in his Foreword: — 

"Reports combine to provide a very liberal education in 
both the internal and external aspects of Royal Arch Mas- 

"In the body Masonic there were weaknesses and dangers. 
Material success and prosperity were dimming the essential 
Light of Masonry, and weakening the effort." 

"The unhappy position that still existed. Now, unfortu- 
nately, the position is not only no better, but so much worse 
as to make any prospect of union or harmony appear hope- 
less and impossible. We cannot reproach ourselves." 

Canada at London is well reviewed. We select 
the following comments: — 

"M.E. Comp. €. W. Haentschel, M.D., presiding." 
"Optimism ruled almost every place, and a determination 
to 'proceed' seemed to be the watchword." 

"Comp Haentschel is very desirous that the 'Grand Chap- 
ter of Canada should follow the example of some of the other 
Masonic bodies, and institute some form of humanitarian 
activity: "we should launch out and create a fund, the pro- 


eeeds of which may be used to some noble and great pur- 
pose.' " 

"The Report on the 'Condition of Capitular Masonry is an 
admirable production, eloquent, thought-provoking, and con- 
structive. It is one of the best and nicest reports of this 
nature we have seen." 

"We note that Comp. Ponton was re-elected. His this 
year's reviews are, as always, of great interest, and his in- 
dex to Capitular Reviews is quite his own. 'For Humor — 
See tScotland' is rather good, as also is 'Suspensions (see de- 
pression).' But we are glad to note that New iSouth Wales 
is one of the 'Grand Chapters referred to for optimism. His 
reviews, with his appropriate quotations, and his own sage 

"Ourselves and (Scotland, we think he will feel that it 
would be rather difficult to be too hard on iScotland, having 
regard to her attitude and actions in this part of the world." 

R. B. Dargavel is the Grand Representative of 
New South Wales. Canada is represented by H. B. 


Robert F. Janes, Grand High Priest. 

Charles C. Hunt, Grand Secretary. 

The One hundred and thirty-seventh Annual was 
held in Albany, at the old quarters, February 6, 

Fourteen P.G.H.P.'s reported for duty as per- 
manent members. 

Canada was as usual faithfully represented by a 
good comrade and friend, Edward F. Rolle. 

These thoughts from the invocation by Grand 
Chaplain Broughton: — 

"Thou, our Great High Priest, hast chosen and called us 
to Thy service, and all our trust is in Thee, for in Thee are 
all the springs of life. Abundantly give us Thy blessing, 
without which nothing is strong, nothing is holy, and use 
us through these days of deliberation and fellowship for the 
glory of Thy name. Increase our faith, mellow our judg- 
ment, stir our zeal, deepen our devotiom Let our lives en- 
force what our lips utter. Do Thou choose for us the work 
we do and the place in which we do it, the success we win 
and the harvest we reap. iPreserve us from jealousy and 
impatience; from self-will and depression. Make us faith- 
ful unto death, and give us at last the Crown of Life." 

Total members in attendance 530. 

From the G.H.P.'s welcome to the Grand Repre- 
sentatives: — 

"Your presence here indicates the universality of Mas- 
onry. It indicates to us that we are not alone in New York 
State in striving for brotherhood and relief, but that in all 


the other more civilized parts of the world other groups of 
men are operating to the same end." 

Distinguished visitors from Quebec, Delaware, 
New Jersey, Ohio, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode 
Island, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania were ac- 
corded Grand Honours. 

Then under the escort of P.G.G.H.P. Henry De- 
Witt Hamilton, General G.H.P. O'Hara was wel- 
comed and in his response said: — 

"How long is the address of the Grand High Priest going 
to be. You know there is such a thing as getting restless. 
You know it is a terrible fate to be talked to death." 

"They revised and finally revamped that degree in a won- 
derful way. Afterwards we had gone out into the corridor 
and were waiting for the doors to open to go in to lunch. 
While standing there a messenger came in with a telegram 
for me from my friends in Toledo who had joined together 
to send me congratulations. The telegram was taken by one 
of those present who mounted the platform and in a loud 
tone announced : 'Telegram for O'Hara." A wit, or wag, 
who was among the group immediately yelled out: 'Wrong 
hall. Take it to the K. of C/ " 

Fitting reference is made in the address of the 
G.H.P. to the death of P.G.H.P. Newell. 

Under Condition of Capitular Masonry the 
G.H.P. said:— 

"The report of the Grand Secretary will show an unpre- 
cedented net loss of membership this year." 

"We are living today in a world that contains staggering 
public debts and tragic unemployment, in a world in which 
social and economic problems must be painfully rethought. 
At a time when the individual suffers it is not surprising 
that the social and fraternal organizations with which he is 
associated also suffer." 

"This is not a time when Masonry should manifest a 
spirit of apathy and indifference towards life." 

"Our danger is in the loss of faith in each other, loss of 
faith in fraternalism. Fraternalism and friendship cannot 
be measured in dollars and cents." 

"The situation has been brought about by the fact that 
mortgagors whose mortgages were guaranteed by the mort- 
gage guarantee companies have not been able to arrange 
for the payment of the principal of their mortgages when 
due, and many have been unable to comply with the terms 
of the mortgages in respect to the payment of interest and 

"Pay out interest when they had not received it and to 
redeem certificates although the property owners were not 
retiring the principal of their mortgages. As this situation 
continued real estate values dropped sharply." 

"During the year these companies found themselves in 
financial difficulties." 


"The present situation is that all the other mortgage 
guarantee companies whose certificates we hold are now in 
rehabilitation, having been taken over by the Superintendent 
of Insurance by order of court. The alleged purpose of the 
Superintendent of Insurance is to conserve and work out the 
assets of these companies for the benefit of their creditors." 

Dispensation to Summit Chapter was granted to 
exemplify the Mark Master Mason Degree in King 
Hiram Chapter, Port Colborne, Ontario, the consent 
of the Grand Z. of Canada having first been ob- 

At General Grand Chapter Comp. Howell of 
Scotland on being made an Honorary Member of the 
Grand Secretaries' Guild, said "almost you have 
made me an American". 

He describes his friendly and fraternal visit with 
D.G.H.P. Pierson to our meeting at London. They 
also visited Quebec together. 

From his decisions this may be found interest- 

"The Brother not being a Chapter Mason, should present 
his petition for the degrees in the prescribed form, and if 
the Chapter has jurisdiction that Chapter may accept the 
petition and act thereon in accordance with the provisions 
of the Constitution and confer upon him all the degrees, 
including the Mark Master Degree, in the same manner as 
it would have proceeded if the brother were not a member 
of a Mark Lodge in Scotland." 

He thus concludes: — 

"I shall pass the work, and the accompanying pleasure, 
to my successor. This is a relay race. It has been going 
on for a long time, and I shall pass the flag to him, know- 
ing not only that he will keep the pace, but also that he will 
better it and make up for any delinquencies of which I may 
have been guilty." 

Membership 56,349. Net decrease 5,815. 

$6,000 was appropriated for the relief of mem- 
bers of the Craft afflicted with tuberculosis. 

M.W. Charles H. Johnson made as usual a fine 
address: — 

"It is also a great honour to represent the parent body 
of all of us, because you cannot be a member of any of the 
other bodies unless the Grand Lodge has given you authority. 
So I represent the head of Masonry. I represent the very 
beginning of your career in this particular Masonic road." 
"... of which we are proud and for which Masonry 
stands. We hear a good deal about the gold standard and 
how much gold there is in a dollar. Most of it is academic. But 
as far as Masonry is concerned the gold standard should pre- 
vail; no lessening of Masonic value. Things Masonic must be 


upheld. We cannot lesson our efforts. We must hold, it in 
storm and stress to the highest value of our Masonic activi- 
ties. We need your help in this extremity. Let us hope 
it will be a new deal and that recovery is for all of us." 

A number of Companions were anointed as 

Comp. Broughton presented as usual a wonder- 
ful Report on Memorials of the Dead, saying: — 

"Suppose we ask a scientist who has done much for hu- 
manity, Louis Pasteur. His biographer says of him: 'Abso- 
lute faith in God and in eternity, and a conviction that the 
power for good given to us in this world will be continued, 
were feelings which pervaded his whole life.' " 

"Apart from the faith that the end of life is not a blind 
alley, the sufferings of heroes, saints and martyrs become an 
enigma and the life and death of the Master a hideous 
travesty, upon his own teachings. He Himself spoke with 
nothing but certainty upon the question. 'In My Father's 
house are many mansions ; if it were not so I would have told 

So when grown weary with the care and strife. 
Our loved ones find in sleep the peace they crave, 
We should not weep, but learn to count this life 
A prelude to the one beyond the grave. 
"May 'The Angel of Patience' come to each one of us as 
we bow to the will of the Almighty, trusting with the Faith 
of Masons that this is not the closing chapter in the lives of 
our dear departed friends, but the beginning of a new and 
better volume in which we, in God's good time, will share." 

Adrian A. Pierson was elected G.H.P. 

The Foreign Correspondence is again the creat- 
ive and characteristic production of the head; hand 
and heart of George E. Briggs, from whose, as 
usual, striking introduction we take the following: 

"When a Companion is exalted, he receives his seventh 
degree in York rite Masonry. This is our seventh produc- 

"To paraphrase the Court Crier we say, 'Hear ye, hear 
ye, we now declare the 1933 Reviewing Court open.' " 

"Michigan omitted its Annual Convocation in the interest 
of economy. Quite unwise, in our humble judgment. Money ■ 
was undoubtedly saved ; on the contrary we believe interest 
waned and momentum was lost by the failure to hold the 
annual session." 

" 'All roads lead to Rome,' someone wrote. So we all turn 
instinctively to the old bogey, 'loss of membership.' The Jug- 
gernaut 'SUSPENSION FOR N.P.D.' still rolls on with re- 
lentless force." 

"The total net loss in the jurisdictions which follow was 
55,411. We again predict that the end in declining member- 
ship is not yet in sight." 

" 'Flucwat nee mergitur.' 'Tossed about but never sub- 


merged.' Sooner or later, like old Noah's Ark, we will land 
high and dry for a new start." 

"So we take to the woods, leaving the membership prob- 
lem to others, possibly following the adage, 'Think much, say 
little and write nothing.' " 

"We noted that numerous volumes were thinner, records 
leaner than ever before, another evidence of forced economy. 
Yet withal none of our 'Grand Chapters have had to go cap 
in hand 'in forma pauperis.' " 

"Comment, favorable or adverse, as it strikes the un- 
seen audience to which we are broadcasting." 

The inner side of every cloud is bright and shining. 

So why not turn your clouds about 

And wear them with their inside out 

To show their lining. 

This from the Review of California : — 

"He refers to our 'anthology,' calls us 'recondite,' credits 
us with 'keen penetration,' 'grace of humor' and 'being both 
human and urbane.' He joins Sam Helm of Texas, Frank 
Burroughs of Idaho and others when he said we 'peppered 
him with Latin and German phrases.' Well, here is a Span- 
ish one and the final. Aviendo pregonado vino, vendeni vin- 
agre, which after being interpreted, means, 'After having 
praised our wine, they sell us vinegar.' Get the application. ' " 
These passages are from the Review of Canada 
at London : — 

"They might have printed at a meagre outlay a few thou- 
sand slips bearing these lines from Walt Whitmans poem, 
'Song of Myself: 

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, 
And what I assume you shall assume, 
For every atom belonging to me as good as belongs 
to you. 

"The Canadians last met at London in 1928. London 
Bridge did not fall down because the aforesaid bridge of 
rhyme and game is, of course, located in England, not 'Can- 

"The reception tendered many of my predecessors, and 
of which you have been advised, was surpassed, if that be 

"William Nisbet Ponton appropriated Capitular reviews 
in his customary remarkable, comprehensive and inimitable 
style. New York had nearly six pages. Acti Labores Jucundi." 

He quotes under Colorado: — 

"Henry Van Dyke said: 

The lintel low enough to keep out pomp and pride, 
The threshold high enough to turn deceit aside, 
The doorband strong enough from robbers to defend, 
This door will open at a touch to welcome every 

This from Indiana Review: — 

"Your 'Committee on Grievances and Appeals reports 
that nothing has arisen during the year in the way of griev- 


ances for the attention of Grand Chapter or your Commit- 
tee. May we suggest that too much peace and harmony is 
not always a good thing; a little scrap now and then would 
indicate that there was still some life and vitality through- 
out the Grand Jurisdiction." 

Surely New South Wales will take seriously the 
rebuke contained in the following and mend its 
ways : — 

"In a less serious mood, may we quote Isaac Watts' old 
time ditty from his, 'Against Quarrelling": 
But children, you should never let 
iSuch angry passions rise. 
Your little hands were never made 
To tear each others' eyes. 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Haentschel is the Grand 
Representative of New York. 


T. R. Tracy-Inglis, Grand Z., 

C. E. Nielsen, Grand Scribe E. 

The Forty-second Annual was held in New Ply- 
mouth, 7th March, 1934. 

Ten Past First Grand Principals graced the 
Grand East. 

The valedictory of the First Grand Principal 
shows the courage of his convictions and struck a 
note expressing the spirit of the whole meeting. He 
first referred to two deaths connected respectively 
with the English and Irish Constitutions in , New 
Zealand, with regard to whom he says : — 

"Our relations with the iSister Constitutions working in 
New Zealand have remained very friendly, and I took an 
opportunity of officially visiting installation ceremonies held 
by them in Auckland." 

Of his visitations he says: — 

"I was greatly struck by the good attendance and the 
enthusiasm displayed in the working. While such a spirit 
exists our Order must continue to flourish." 

As to the prerogative rights and the deprivation 
of them by the Supreme Grand Committee and 
others, he says forcibly: — 

"However, I am satisfied that under present conditions 
the First Grand Principal cannot carry out the injunctions 
laid down at his installation. To my surprise, I discovered 
that several of my predecessors had had the same ideas and 
had been disillusioned as I have been. Up to now, so far 
as I am aware, no First Grand Principal has brought the 
matter before Supreme Grand Chapter. I do so now from 
a deep feeling that some alteration is necessary for the 


proper maintenance of our prestige, and also as regards our 
relations with other Grand Chapters. Any reference to the 
present G.S.Ei. I may make — I am attacking the office as 
conducted for many years and am referring particularly t:> 
the power which the office of G.S.E. has gradually assumed. 

"Supreme Committee, through perhaps force of circum- 
stances, has practically usurped the position of Grand Z. 
As a possible solution I would suggest that Supreme Com- 
mittee should become peripatetic and should meet in the 
Masonic District where the G.Z. resides. I feel very strongly 
that for the good of R.A.M. in this Dominion that G.Z. and 
Grand Chapter should be supreme." 

The Report of the Special Committee was 
brought up and vigorously opposed by Comp. Esson, 
who said with regard to the much discussed peripa- 
tetic system introduced by Legislation at the last 
Annual : — 

"It was a matter for regret that the harmony of Grand 
Chapter should have been disturbed by the introduction of 
that disruptive bugbear — the peripatetic controversy." 

"True, he was the summit and crown of their constitu- 
tion, and was entitled to their homage and respect, but the 
position he occupied was much that of a constitutional mon- 
arch who maintained a dignified impartiality in controver- 
sial matters and did not presume to interfere with the Com- 
mons or Cabinet." 

"There was some justice in the claim that Supreme Com- 
mittee should be given a more representative character, but 
nevertheless powers were being ascribed to that body which 
were entirely beyond its jurisdiction. This was probably 
due to the somewhat misleading designation, ' Supreme Com- 
mittee,' but there was only one 'Supreme' body and that was 
Grand Chapter." 

"This was not the time for rash experiments. No good 
or sufficient reason had been advanced for wrecking the 
machine which had proved its efficiency, there was no proof 
that conditions were such as to demand a change, the anti- 
cipated benefits were purely visionary, the alternative re- 
placement machinery was obviously inadequate except at a 
cost which they could not afford." 

"Travel in turn to each of the four principal districts, 
and be paid his travelling expences — that is, that the Com- 
mittee should be peripatetic and that the office be stationary." 

The appointment of Grand Representatives was 
made a special feature, but it would appear that in 
this, as in other matters, the so-called Supreme Com- 
mittee "usurped" the power of the Grand Z. 

The Supreme Committee also gave the ruling 
and not the Grand Z. 

James McAllister was elected Grand Z. 

On the Special Committee's Report coming up 
for decision of Grand Chapter, a long discussion 


ensued and the proposal laid before the Grand Chap- 
ter was somewhat modified, the office of the Secre- 
tary Grand Scribe E. being fixed, though the meet- 
ings of the Grand Chapter are to be in various Dis- 

It had been proposed to amalgamate the office of 
Grand Secretary of Grand Lodge with that of the 
Grand Chanter but it was found impossible. 

Grand Z. McAllister's address contains many 
points of interest: — 

"We are all keenly aware that Capitular Masonry is 
passing through a critical period; that the decisions arrived 
at to-day may, for better or worse, have far-reaching ef- 

"About charity, the hard thing to do is to express that 
virtue in a practical way; to banish every feeling of ani- 
mosity, to think and speak kindly of all, to return good for 
evil. And so our charity is the measure of our Freemasonry." 

"The world's greatest need to-day is Courage." 

"What is lacking in some of our Chapters to-day is the 
spirit of optimism, of conviction, and the determination to 
make the best of things. Indeed, there is a danger in some 
quarters of an 'inferiority complex.' " 

"In computing our assets for meeting the huge demands 
which the near future must make of us," says "The Times," 
"it is not the material factors alone that we should take into 
our reckoning. Far more important in the end than our 
fiscal system or our trade resources is the character of our 

"How will an impartial estimate appraise it to-day? It 
has features which are obviously disquieting — lowered' mor- 
ality, impatience of discipline, neglect of religion, and others 
which are commonly quoted. Yet against them may be set 
other facts, less immediately perceptible as yet, but of real 
encouragement . . . . " 

"No easy optimism is possible as we survey the world." 

"To those who hold this view the final victory of good 
over evil, of love over hate, of life over death, is always cer- 
tain. They can endure as seeing Him Who is invisible." 

J. H. Harkness represented Canada, and New 
Zealand is represented by Dr. J. Austin Evans in 
Toronto, a Masonic Scholar 

The In Memoriam inscription is headed by this 
verse: — 

" Death dawned ; Heaven lay in prospect wide — 
Lo! They were standing by His side!" 


John H. Enwright, Grand High Priest. 
William Ritchie Smith, Grand Secretary. 


The One hundred and twelfth Annual was held 
in Wilmington, May 8, 1934. 

The Proceedings are printed by the boys and 
girls of the Oxford Orphanage, whose work shows 
typographical excellence. 

Eight Past Grand High Priests were honoured 
in the East. 

Distinguished visitors were welcomed. 

Canada's Grand Representative did not respond. 

The G.H.P. is shown to have been a soldier and in 
connection with the Craft organized the Tank Corps 
Masonic Club at Langres, France. 

From his address we quote: — 

"I attended a meeting of the Secretaries' Guild at Greens- 
boro. I was particularly impressed with the value of this 
guild. I visited the Home at Greensboro, and was delighted 
with its orderly and efficient management. This is reflected 
in the happy faces and healthy bodies of the many fine child- 
ren in the Home." 

"Lack of interest in most cases is due to lack of educa- 
tion, and I feel that a steady decline in attendance does not 
indicate that the shifting of emphasis from educational to 
entertaining programs has been altogether effective. Most of 
us are seeking the pleasant paths and broad roads to Masonic 
knowledge, and few of us are dominated by any consuming 
desire for self culture. A program which shall enable the 
Companion who has travelled the rough and rugged road 
from Babylon to Jerusalem to understand that which has 
been hidden, mysterious and vague, not only that he may look 
back over the path he has travelled, with clear vision and 
understanding, but that he may be enabled by this greater 
knowledge and understanding to continue his Masonic pro- 
gress into the Sacred Mysteries beyond." 

"Masons of North Carolina should have more of a say- 
so as to who shall be the recipients of the loans." 

"Particularly do I commend J. Edward Allen for his in- 
valuable service to the Grand Chapter. His reviews are 
complete and instructive." 

"Our official family has been blessed in that death has 
not laid its hand upon it, and I trust the line may be un- 
broken for many years to come." 

Why the LINE only? 

"Economic conditions throughout the land are improving 
daily, and we may expect under the leadership of our Masonic 
President, Masonry in all its branches will blossom forth, 
keeping its place in the social and moral regeneration of 

"The Temple of Disinterest is crumbling, a new Temple 
of Interest is being erected, and this Temple will be built by 
laborers worthy of their hire." 


Awards were made in connection with a special 
Scout Fund. 

The Necrology Committee report: — 
"What a delightful aspect the Word of God gives to the 
process we call dying! A bringing out and a bringing in; 
that is all. An escape from the toils and the tears, the head 
winds and the hard climbs, the sins and the sorrows." 
"Let lis not think of our departed dead 
As caught and cumbered in these graves of earth; 
But think of death as of another birth." 

Under the heading of the Oxford Orphanage we 
read: — 

"This Grand Body, along with the others, has adopted the 
Carson York Rite Library as its hobby. Your Library at 
the Orphanage is the pride of the institution and is the 
proud boast of the York Rite Masons." 

"Scouting is responsible for this sort of thing among the 
lives of these boys." 

Membership 4,511. Net loss 1,015. 
Greetings were given by Comp. Brown, Grand 
Master of Virginia. Incidentally he said: — 

"It would not be fair to the Companions of the Old Dom- 
inion State if I did not extend to you the assurance of frat- 
ernal regards to the Companions of the Tar Heel -State."' 

" No 0. E. S. Chapters without the presence of a Master 
Mason, and of course we will not admit them. We slap them 
with rebuffs of all kinds and descriptions." 

"I think we have come to a right pretty pass. There is 
a lot of self satisfaction and self complacency among cer- 
tain members of the fraternity." 

Watson N. Sherrod was elected G.H.P. 

W. J. Bandy is the Grand Representative of 
Canada and Edward C. Berkinshaw of Toronto, rep- 
resents North Carolina. 

A finely executed daguerrotype of the world 
known correspondent, J. Edward Allen precedes his 
Capitular Review, which as usual is studded with 
gems of sparkling poetry in the selection of which 
he has such good choice. The Reviewer's greetings 
are shorter than usual, but comprehensive and dir- 
ect: — 

"Statistical tables have set up a monotonous voice of 
suspensions, of men who were too proud to be suspended but 
paid up and took dimits, of markings and exaltations re- 
duced to what one would fain characterize as the irreducible 

"Today, there is a different story. Chapters are mani- 
festing signs of a distinct renaissance of the spirit; there 
is a pride in being alive, Masonically speaking. The hacked 


look of defeatism is not prevalent or epidemic. Men have 
come to realize that, after all, there is really a place for 
Royal Arch Masonry, in their lives in particular and in the 
realm of things spiritual in general." 

Under General Grand Chapter the activities of 
a friend of this Reviewer, A. B. Andrews, and other 
colleagues are mentioned. 

He adopts as a compliment to George E. Briggs, 
the New York Grand Chapter account of the meet- 
ing, from which we quote: — 

"Many believe that the office of Deputy General Grand 
High Priest will be eliminated, thus saving three years in 
the long climb. Numerous State Grand Chapters do not 
have a Deputy Grand High Priest." 

" 'The Guild' held its triennial dinner and meeting at 
the Ambassador Hotel at 5:30 p.m. and as Walter L. Stock- 
well, the secretary and treasurer, was in charge, five-thirty 
meant five-thirty. Then men were seated on the instant. 
President Thomas H. Bodge, of Maine, presided." 

"Nor was the George Washington National Masonic 
Memorial neglected. The Masons and their families were 
permitted to wander through the huge, uncompleted mono- 
lith of marble and granite which still drains upon the trea- 
suries of the various Masonic Bodies in America." 

Concerning Grand Representatives, the Review- 
er says and quotes: — 

"The accrediting of Grand Representatives should not be 
looked upon by Companions merely as a means of bestowing 
on some outstanding Companion an additional title for his 
past services to Royal Arch Masonry." 

"It is a reflection on us if the Companion whose name we 
have suggested fails to adequately represent the Grand 
Chapter which appoints him." 

"If a Companion of this Jurisdiction finds that circum- 
stances make it impossible for him to perform those duties 
he should resign." 

These criticisms under Alabama:- — 

"It rather looks to us like they are a bit lopsided in their 

"We have failed to demand good schools." 
Between Alabama and Arizona these verses: — 

Now I am old — and very old — 

And this is what I say: 

"Fame will dim, and gold will fade, 

And glory pass away; 

And love alone, of all I sought, 

A hearth fire leaping bright, 

A roof that holds a robin's song, 

Comfort me tonight." 

So all ye lads who sail the seas 

Put into port today, 

And hear the words that wisdom speaks — 


We cannot resist the following selected lines : — 

I rested awhile in a quiet nook, 

And found there teachers three — 
One was a bird and one was a brook, 

And one was a green, green tree. 

The wee bird sang a cheerful song 

That no one heard but me; 
And it seemed to say: "You've heard my lay; 

Pass on its melody!" 

The brook flowed on in a glad, glad way, 

Smiling at the rock's rebuff. 
"I have no room," it said, "for gloom;" 

"I laugh when the road is rough!" 

The green tree stood with wide, wide boughs, 

Like hands outstretched to greet; 
And when the branches stirred, I caught this word: 

"Be a friend to all you meet." 

Under California the following comments: — 


Here is the 'hottest' piece of news in this volume from a 
journalistic point of view." 

Colorado furnishes these thoughts: — 

"But why dwell upon such matters? The closed banks 
are being either treated and disposed of as corpses, and 
decently buried or else handled as sick patients and given 
Federal Relief medicine and put back on their feet again." 

"Every man has the inalienable right to his own particu- 
lar variety of partisan politics. But the most detestable 
brand of demagoguery is that which exists upon falsehood." 

"Now we are simply paying the piper. We mistook 
weakness for strength. We were drawn into the maelstrom 
of worldliness." 

Preceding District of Columbia we read: — 
If I can lend 
A strong hand to the fallen, or defend 

The right against a single envious strain — 
My life, though bare, 
Perhaps, of much that seemeth dear and fair 

To us of earth, will not have been in vain. 

From the Review of Iowa: — 

"The Chapter was in a sort of one-horse town whose 
banking facilities were busted and the boys were dispirited." 

This precedes Maryland : — 
Life is not selfish hoarding, 
But generous giving; . 
Not wasteful repining, 
But large-minded living. 


Following New Hampshire the following verses : 
The myrtle tree within my neighbor's yard 
Is owned by him, but it is also mine. 
His was the cost, and his the care, 
But mine as well as his joy to share. 
iSo don't forget when you plant a tree, 
You're giving pleasure, both to you and me. 

These verses in the fragrance of memory, and 
following Texas: — 

Let Fate do her worst, there are relics of joy, 

Bright dreams of the past, which she cannot destroy; 
Which come in the night-time of sorrow and care, 

And bring back the features that joy used to wear. 

Long, long be my heart with such memories filled ! 

Like the vase, in which roses have once been distilled, 
You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will, 

But the scent of the roses will hang 'round it still. 

Utah gives our colleague this opportunity. 

"It is my personal opinion that it is not within the prov- 
ince of a Grand Correspondent to criticize the actions of our 
Sister Jurisdictions." 

"We agree with him if he means that Reviewers are not 
to set themselves up as critics; but we do not at all agree 
with him if he means that Reviewers are to abstain from 
comment on what they read; from expressing their disagree- 
ment with ideas that they see advanced. Nor do we agree 
with him if he means that we should not tell the Com- 
panions of North Carolina that what Grand High Priest 
so-and-so said seems to us to be sound ; or that a decision or 
a dispensation by Grand High Priest John Roe seems to us 
to be off color from the point of view of Capitular law as we 
see it in North Carolina. Just as the customer can take his 
canteloupe without salt if he so chooses, so the Grand Chap- 
ter of North Carolina can get Reviews without comment if 
they want them — but they don't want them that way. They 
want them salted." 

Canada is reported as having 158 Chapters in 
Ontario and one in the Yukon. Membership is given. 
Of Dr. Haentschers two offices Companion Allen 
says : — 

"Grand Master of the Great Priory of Canada of Knights 
Templar. This is not a bad combination, for there aren't 
many Priories outside Ontario. Out of 70 preceptories in all 
Canada, 229 are in the jurisdiction of this Grand Chapter, 
and the largest number in any other province is six in Nova 
Scotia. So Dr. Haentschel did the unusual thing, being 
doubly fortified thus: he visited the Chapter and Preceptory 
at Dawson, in Yukon Territory, and was the first such offi- 
cer ever to visit them. The lodge there is under the juris- 
diction of British Columbia; so the Grand Master of British 
Columbia accompanied him." 


He speaks kindly of our benevolence, and gen- 
erously praises the Review: 

"The Chapters of Toronto are doing an excellent work." 
"Reviewer W,. Ponton begins his document with a Topical 
Index, which is very helpful. He writes interestingly, and 
calls our bits of verse 'an anthology of brotherhood.' He 
reviews our North Carolina book for 1933, and says appro- 
priately that 'Throughout the Proceedings Companion A. B. 
Andrews was a column of strength and mainspring of 


Henry S. Theakston, Grand High Priest, 

Brenton F. Porter, Grand Secretary. 

The Sixty-fifth Annual was held in Halifax, 12th 
June, 1934. 

Five Past Grand High Priests established the 
Grand East. 

Letters conveying fraternal greetings from many 
Grand Representatives were read, an honoured cus- 

Distinguished guests from Virginia, New Hamp- 
shire and Newfoundland were greeted. 

The G.H.P. in his address referred feelingly to 
the death of the late M. Ex. Comp. J. M. Owen, 
G.H.P. in 1901. This Reviewer had the honour to 
be intimately associated with his public spirited 
family for many years. See below. 

The G.H.P. proposed that:— 

"All our Chapters should early in the Fall meet in. their 
respective rooms on the same night, at the same hour, for 
the reconsecration of ourselves to Eoyal Arch Masonry." 

He recounts a meeting at which M. Ex. Comp. 
Harris addressed the Companions on the "Quarries 
of King Solomon". 

He spoke of Past Grand Officers whose interest 
does not abate with the passing years. 

One of his rulings as follows : — 

"They are considered suspended in the Chapter so long as 
they remain unaffiliated in the Lodge." 

Sir John Bennett addressed Grand Chapter. 

Membership 2,010. Loss 217. 

Canada was duly represented by George S. 

Dr. Moseley Brown of Virginia addressed the 
Companions on "Stones for the Building." 
• Henry S. Theakston was re-elected G.H.P. 


The following is from the In Memoriam page to 
the distinguished dead: — 

"But ever near, as though unseen, 
Their bright immortal spirits tread, 
For all the universe is life — 
There are no dead." 

"Thy word is true, 
Thy Will is just; 
To Thee we leave them, 
Lord, in trust." 

This from the tribute to the late Jacob Miller 
Owen: — 

"Immediately upon being admitted to the Bar, at the age 
of twenty-three, took up his residence at Annapolis Royal, 
where he built up an extensive law practice. In 1896 he was 
appointed Judge of Probate. In 1872 he became the Con- 
sular Agent at Annapolis Royal for the United States." 

"He was married 1888 at Yarmouth to Isabella Anne 
Farish, and together they established a home whose social 
and cultural influences were inspirational. Their two sons, 
Major Daniel Owens and Captain Farish Owen, both served 
with distinction." 

George Moore, of Hamilton, is the honoured 
Grand Representative of Nova Scotia. 

Brenton F. Porter, Grand Secretary, again pre- 
sents the Report on Fraternal Correspondence and 
does it in satisfying comprehensive form. 

Of Canada at London he speaks of the concise 
and able manner in which the Grand Z. details the 
acts of his administration. He notes particularly 
the refusal of certain dispensations such as that to 
wear Royal Arch Regalia in a Blue Lodge during 
the Entered Apprentice Degree. Our colleague com- 
ments thus: — 

"A strange request and if the Grand Frst Principal had 
been acquiescent, what would the Grand Master have done?" 

This well merited tribute to George Moore : — 
"He will be missed as a good officer and wise counsellor 
in the Grand Chapter deliberations." 

The Report on the Condition of the Order was 
praised. "Our strength has been proven, we have 
demonstrated our solidarity". 

He comments upon the shortening of the time 
for Grand Chapter Convocation and upon the con- 
ferring of Honorary Rank on J. A. Rowland. He 
kindly speaks of our Reviews as valuable. 

He says under Kansas that "The Order has met 
its call". 


Under New York and "Chapter Roll Call" we 
read : — 

"The pronounced success of every Chapter roll call which 
has come to my attention during my many years of Masonic 
service prompts me to recommend this attractive and appro- 
priate activity to every Chapter." 

"I have prepared and will gladly furnish any Companion 
interested in a Chapter roll call, full details regarding this 
dignified, worth while activity." 

This truth from North Carolina: — 
"Educational Loan Fund. True to day as when ascribed 
to Miles Standish, 'If you wish a thing to be well done, you 
must do it yourself, you must not leave it to others.' " 

He says under Queensland that Queensland un- 
hesitatingly turned down New South Wales' anneal 
for the severance of fraternal relations with Scot- 


Henry Gruen, Grand High Priest, 

Mont C. Hambright, Grand Secretary. 

The One hundred and seventeenth Annual was 
held in Columbus, September 20, 1933. A fine array 
of eighteen Past G.tLP.'s were honoured in the 
Grand East. 

Grand Chaplain Fessenden offered an invocation 
containing several outstanding thoughts. We quote : 

"Eternal Father, whose purpose we seek to discover and 
whose will we endeavour to do, make known unto us this 
day, we beseech thee, thy ways and thy counsel. Grant unto 
us deliverance from fear, release from futile worry and free- 
dom from the paralysis of doubt." 

"Let our natures and our being be open channels through 
which may flow, unobstructed, the stream of Thy love and 
Thy grace." 

"Lift us, we plead, above the dead monotonies of routine 
and commonplaceness and let the swelling pulse of eternal 
verities and inexhaustible truth fill our hearts with eager ex- 
pectancy and our souls with the electric thrill of wonder £.nd 
praise. Save us, by Thy grace, from the heavy weariness 
bred in the ways of familiarity. Help us to walk the paths 
that are free from littleness, pettiness, meanness, narrow- 
ness) prejudice, jealousy and folly — to follow the open road 
whose end is peace." 

"Tenderly, graciously lead them to the green pastures 
and the living waters." 

The address of welcome is more than usually in- 
teresting : — 

"Much water has passed over the Masonic wheel during 
the life of the four generations that have come and gone 
since then, and you folks who are gathered here today to 
reaffirm your faith in those established principles," 


"The nearly six thousand Chapter Masons of Columbus 
join hands in a hearty welcome." 

"Honor, justice, faith, hope, charity, integrity, upright- 
ness of character, rectitude of conduct are some of the teach- 
ings of the Masonic order." 

"There must be something wrong and out of joint when 
crime and racketeering seem to find favour without proper 
punishment. There must be something wrong when so many 
thousands of our people cannot find the means of earning 
their own livelihood." 

"But above all humble virtues there is a spirit and vision 
of Masonry which will work its ministry upon the heart of 
the individual." 

Canada had the honour of being represented by 
G.H.P Gruen himself. 

Distinguished visitors from Canada, Connecti- 
cut, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and 
the General Grand High Priest, himself a Toledo, 
Ohio, man, were received with the Grand Honours. 

Grand Master Nash made a concentrated ad- 
dress of merit: — 

"Companions who are working together in the interests 
of Masonry in these bodies, the Master Mason who sits down 
there in the Subordinate Lodge appreciates your presence in, 
his Lodge, and it means a lot to him." 

"Masonry needs a little inspiration perhaps now down in 
the Subordinate Lodges, and I firmly believe that the value 
which your Bodies have to Masonry in general is the very 
fact that you have the ability and should have the desire to 
go back into the Symbolic Lodges and give them inspiration." 

Intervening in the G.H.P.'s address under the 
Fraternal Dead, Grand Chaplain Fessenden has 
again in striking terms invoked a blessing: — 

"Lord of Life, we thank Thee for all living things — for 
the eternal melody that lives in song, for the deathless har- 
monies that dwell in poetry, for the immortal beauty that 
abides in art, for the quenchless being wrapped in the flowers 
and in the trees, for the endless smile of hope, the everlasting 
passion of love and the ceaseless victories of faith, but above 
all and most of all we thank Thee for men who do not die. 
We thank Thee, too, for work that endures, for the monu- 
ments men build in life, monuments that never crumble to 
dust nor lose their lustrous meaning. We thank Thee for 
memory that knows no tomb. Lift our sorrow-darkened eyes 
to behold, above the shadows, above the broken remnants, 
above the fallen timbers, our Companion-Workmen, masters 
over all things — over time and age and death." 

Of the visit of Deputy G.H.P. Walkup to our 
Grand Chapter at London, it is recorded: — 

"I requested R. E. Companion Deputy Grand High Priest 
to represent me at this convocation. He reported having 


been shown every courtesy and that nothing was left undone 

for his pleasure and comfort." 

Of the Masonic Home he well says: — 
"We found the Home in very splendid condition and 

everything possible being done to administer to their needs 

and comforts. I am indeed very proud of the Home." 

He ruled that the G.H.P. is without power to 
set aside the Bylaws of a subordinate Chapter when 
asking for a dispensation. 

With regard to keeping records of Rituals he 
admonishes thus: — 

"It is hard to conceive that the High Priest of any Sub- 
ordinate Chapter would himself fail to keep such records, 
or have his secretary do so, as would place him in possession 
of information at all times as to whereabouts of all of the 
four Rituals loaned to his Chapter." 

He warns also against the misuse of Rituals. 
Under Suspensions N.P.D. he says: — 
"If they are fully able to do so, would fall so short in 
the application of those principles and teachings of Masonic 
charity and brotherly love as to feel reluctant to paying 40c 
per annum to the Grand Chapter." 

"The average man under suspension, feels that he has, 
so to speak, been 'kicked out' and 'given a 'raw deal', leaving 
a sour taste with him that can never be dispelled." 

There is some spurious Freemasonry in Ohio 
and an action at law will be prosecuted to trial. 
The D.G.H.P. reports his visit to us thus: — 
"Every courtesy was shown to the writer and it is worthy 
of mention to note that in the Grand Chapter meeting, the 
American Flag was displayed along side of the Canadian 
Flag, as a courtesy to the visitors from the states and that 
at the several banquets, toasts were drunk not only to the 
King of England but to the President and President-elect of 
the United iStates." 

Membership 65,951. Net loss 4,445. 
Royal A. Walkup was elected G.H.P. 
Necrologist Fessenden quotes: — 
"Thus girded with faith, assured with hope and invul- 
nerable through love, let us voice with Browning those lofty, 
triumphant, fearless words of his: 

I was ever a fighter, so one fight more, 

The best and the last! 
I would hate that death bandaged my eyes, 

And forebore 

And bade me creep past. 
No! let me taste the whole of it, fare like my peers, 

The heroes of old, 
Bear the brunt, in a minute pay glad life's arrears, 

Of pain, darkness and cold. 
For sudden the worst turns the best to the brave." 


The G.H.P. of Pennsylvania told a story with a 
moral : — 

"And I am reminded of the story of a good Companion 
who went to his pastor and said: 'I am going to the Holy 
Land and I think I am going to have the most wonder- 
ful thrill of my life when I can stand upon Mt. iSinai and 
repeat the Ten Commandments,' and the good pastor turned 
and looked at him and said, 'That would be a wonderful trip. 
But don't you think it would be a lot better to stay at home 
and keep those Ten 'Commandments?' " 

M. Ex. Comp. Edwin Smith, our own Grand 
Scribe E., is the Grand Representative of Ohio. 

At the Annual Banquet of Grand Chapter R. Ex. 
Comp. Cartmell delivered an eloquent address from 
which we quote: — 

"In those days a group of Freemasons, so-called because 
they were free to work in more than one country, working 
for several years on a church or cathedral, would form a 
Lodge. In order to keep their ranks filled they would at 
times apprentice some promising boy of about twelve years 
of age to a Master Mason who was his companion and in- 
structor. If, after a time, he showed promise of success they 
would enter his name on the rolls and thus we have the 
name 'Entered Apprentice.' After seven years of labor and 
numerous tests, the last of which was the 'Masters' Test' 
before the Lodge, he, if successful, was enrolled as a Fellow 
or member of the Craft, and thus came our name of Fellow 
Craft. He was only called a Master Mason because of his 
skill and service." 

"Do not apologize for asking a worthy Master Mason to 
take the Chapter degrees, but go forth believing you have a 
mission and a privilege to lead him to the full realization of 
Masonic truth." 

"The torch of Masonry is handed to us today from failing 
hands. It rests with us as to whether it will flicker and 
possibly go out or whether it will burn brightly in the future 

"The history of the past is glorious. The history of the 
present rests with us. Will we stand idle while our Brothers 
need us as never before in these trying times, while our 
country needs us as never before for many years?" 

"Communism is spending its millions in propaganda 
against the Boy Scouts, home, church, Bible and everything 
that we hold dear." 

Carl W. Sperling, P.G.H.P., presents his third 
annual Review, saying in his introduction: — 

"Various remedies are prescribed but the outward proces- 
sion still continues. This reviewer is of the opinion, that in 
these days of 'pleasure craze', we still have members in our 
fraternity who entered Masonry to be entertained, and if there 
are such, they will confer a great favor by promptly taking a 
dimit and joining some organization which furnishes what 
they are really seeking," 


"Masonry is not a playground. It is an institution which 
will and must survive, because what God plants, that re- 
mains. Let the weeding process continue and when this is 
accomplished, let us see to it, that we elect officers in our 
Chapters who will realize that in conferring the degrees 
upon a candidate, they are working in Masonry to glorify 
God, for the upbuilding of character and the cultivation of 
the moral virtues of the candidate. When this is accom- 
plished, we will again convince the world, and rebuild our 
Masonic structure with quality membership." 

Under Alberta review we read: — 

"During the past three years many copestones which we 
fancied were solid foundation stones of our present economic 
structure and modern civilization, have been removed and 
we have descended, or have been plunged, sometimes swiftly, 
sometimes slowly, yet nevertheless surely into chambers of 
reflection and regret and have felt ourselves deprived of much 
needed light. During this period of descent I fear that many 
of our Chapters have developed what I shall term the 'Depres- 
sion Complex.' " 

The Review of Canada at London speaks of their 
Grand Representative Edwin Smith, of the civic 
welcome, of the splendid service rendered by the 
Grand Z., and of the sound condition of Grand Chap- 
ter. The Reviewer quotes from Comp. Gardiner's 
Condition of Masonry recording that we have buoy- 
antly weathered the storm. He kindly says of this 
Reviewer that I present "a most interesting and in- 
formative Review." 


Walter M. Rainey, Grand High Priest. 

Ire B. Kirkland, Grand Secretary. 

The Forty-fifth Annual was held at Tulsa, April 
1st, 1934. 

From his fine biography we note that the G.H.P. 
is a lawyer of high standing. 

Distinguished visitors from Kansas were wel- 

Canada was represented by William Noble. 

The G.H.P. said in his address : — 

"In> our own jurisdiction I have travelled many miles, 
both by automobile and by train. I have been in the highest 
hills, the lowest vales and the broad prairies of this great 

He described vividly the meeting of the General 
Grand Chapter. 

He heard there the same story of loss of mem- 
bership. He adds: "Washington being situated in 


this historical back-ground could not help but re- 
flect the true Masonic spirit." 

Four charters were arrested during the year. 

Membership 7,375. Net loss 1,557. 

The Educational Committee reported at length. 
They have paid out of the Loan Fund nearly $100,- 
000 and still have over $5,000 cash on hand. 

The Committee on Necrology quote: — 

Let us regard the kindly face not lost, 

just gone before. 
For in the Sanctum of the King, 

he lives for evermore. 

Edson A. MacMillan was elected G.H.P. 

The Secretaries' Association thrives. 

Ed. Worth of Chatham represents Oklahoma. 

Eugene Hamilton, P.G.H.P. presents his tenth 
successive Review of sister Grand Chapters and does 
it well. We quote from his cheering Foreword : — 

"I have omitted statistics of gains and losses for the rea- 
son that the more we think of this matter, the more we be- 
come dissatisfied. There is no need of continually telling 
us what we already know. It is like telling a boy or girl 
that he or she is lazy, careless in study and generally want- 
ing, and thus implant what the highbrows call an inferiority 
complex. So we are likely to look upon present conditions 
as likely to obtain in our midst forever, and then we will give 
up and do nothing to ameliorate conditions. Leave out the 
sob stuff and look forward, smile and look forward to the 
rising sun of a better day." 

"Masonry has weathered more funeste conditions than 
today's worries and it will emerge from this apparent chaos 
with all its pristine influence, beauty and strength." 

This from his review of Alberta: — 

"In his address, there is no reference to entertainment, 
no intimate description of the succulent banquets so volubly 
set forth by presiding officers of too many other jurisdic- 

Canada at London is treated in friendly fashion. 
He notes that five of our Chapters have the same 
name, namely, St. John. He records our distin- 
guished visitors. He says further : — 

I notice that both of these distinguished Companions 
had the letters 'K.C after their names. In Canada that sig- 
nifies 'King's Counsel.' In the United States that nomencla- 
ture means 'something else yet.' " 

"It seems to me that if a Master Mason who has demitted 
from his lodge, under Canada law, is ineligible for member- 
ship, yet a Royal Arch Mason, suspended for N.P.D. or de- 
mitted member in a Craft Lodge, is still in good standing in 
a Chapter, that these two decisions are somewhat contra- 


dictory. Yet the Grand Z. so ruled, and he explains 'Grand 
Chapter has ruled, and I have no power but to sustain the 
same.' Grand Chapter acts on the theory that the one has 
not yet got in." 

Of this Reviewer he kindly speaks : — 

"William N. Ponton is the Reviewer. With him it is a 
labor of love. In starting, he gives us a topical index. Thus: 
'Humour — iSee Scotland.' 'Optimism — See D. of C and so 
on. He is not in favor of any appendage not strictly Mas- 
onic. Under Connecticut, he writes: 

" 'The Order of the Amaranth, a new subdivision or dis- 
integration of the Craft and Royal Craft, is noted. Wives, 
mothers, sisters and daughters belong.' " 

"Of course, the G.H.P. of Iowa knows or ought to know 
that the De Molay is NOT a Masonic organization." 

"He says that 'no member of this official family has been 
called away during the past year'; he adds, 'but what about 
the others.' " 

"In this fine review, Ponton shows a knowledge of both 
Freemasonry and true human sympathy. I have enjoyed his 
brief comments, and his occasional 'BRICKS.' " 

This under England and Wales: — 

"The Grand Lodge of Mark Masons of Queensland was 
recognized, without prejudice, however, to the rights of those 
Lodges of Mark Masters in Queensland who may elect to 
remain under the English Constitution." 

Under New South Wales the following: — 

"That is a declaration of American policy and law, but 
it has never been recognized by England, Scotland or Ire- 
land. New South Wales not recognizing the jurisdiction of 
that Grand Chapter is evidence of itself that it is not, at 
present, a 'constituted sovereign body.' " 

"If Oklahoma was to follow Texas and refuse further 
recognition of the Supreme Grand Chapter of Scotland, they 
would forget it at the next Vernal Equinox at the feed for 
fifteen shillings, wine included." 

Oklahoma apparently has not missed the Deputy 
Grand High Priest with which office they dispensed 
some years ago. 

A characteristic touch under Scotland: — 

"They worked all that night, rested next day, and at 
night started in again, and we are informed they 'after- 
wards drove home by coach, no one knowing exactly when 
they reached home.' " 


Charles H. Weaver, Grand High Priest, 
Joseph E. Quinby, Grand Secretary. 
Quarterly Communication held March 2, 1933, in 


Eight Past Grand High Priests were honoured 
in the Grand East. 

Samuel Shaw faithfully represented Canada. 

Membership 56,426. Net loss 2,651. 

A fine tribute was paid to the memory of the 
veteran Grand Tyler, from which we take the fol- 
lowing: — 

"Would you see the monument of our Brother and Com- 
panion William B. Joslyn? Then go you into the Masonic 
Lodges of Pennsylvania and note the dignity and uniformity 
of the work done therein. Or go wheresoever Masons of 
Pennsylvania congregate and talk Masonry, whether in or 
out of the Lodge and mention Billy Joslyn. It is a name to 
conjure with." 

Quarterly Communication June 8, 1933. 
With regard to the trustees and investments, a 
resolution was passed reciting the following: — 

"Whereas, some of said bonds and/or securities are or 
may become in default, and 

"Whereas, It is desirable to co-ordinate the management 
and servicing of these securities through a special committee 
of Grand Chapter; therefore, &c." 

Quarterly Communication, September 7, 1933. 
Distinguished Companions were welcomed, accounts 
passed and memorials given. 

Quarterly Communication, December 7, 1933. 
Grand Master Page and escort were welcomed. 
Also General High Priest O'Hara and distinguished 
visitors from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New 
York, Connecticut, Virginia, Vermont, Ohio, D. of C, 
Michigan, New Jersey, Canada and Delaware were 
hospitably received and entertained. 

Charles H. Weaver was re-elected G.H.P. as was 
Thomas McConnell, Jr., Grand Treasurer. 

The G.H.P. called attention to the great variety 
of jewels worn by Past High Priests and called at- 
tention to regulations in that regard. 

Then followed addresses from most of the dis- 
tinguished visitors, including K. J. Dunstan of Can- 

The One hundred and thirty-eighth Annual 
Grand Communication was held December 27, 1933. 

The G.H.P. addressed Grand Chapter in a com- 
prehensive Report of his stewardship. We make the 
following extracts: — 

No one can claim more hearty co-operation than it has 
been my pleasure to receive." 


"Highly commendable is their spirit of service, often- 
times under difficult circumstances." 

"Rehearsals one hour earlier and having them completed 
about six o'clock in the evening, have been well received." 

"February 21-22, 1933, I attended the Annual Convoca- 
tion of the Grand Chapter of Canada, held in the City of 
London. I was the recipient of unusual attention on the 
part of these enthusiastic Royal Arch Masons in the North 
whoise fraternal goodwill and cordiality is reflected in the 
entertainment of their visitors. A truly delightful meeting." 

"My reception into the Grand Chapter of Quebec was in- 
deed impressive." 

Joshua Association 

"Accompanied by Grand Officers and Past Grand High 
Priests I attended the annual meeting of the Joshua Asso- 
ciation, at Philadelphia. The District Deputies have lab- 
ored early and late in the interest of their respective Dis- 

"I have endeavored to develop in the several Chapters a 
better understanding of just what real companionship 

The Committee on Correspondence headed by 
John M. €ore reported on each Jurisdiction in not 
merely a careful but also a strikingly dignified and 
attractive manner. 

This from the Reviews of Alberta. 

"A decade has passed . . . our ranks are sadly depleted; 
the remaining rank and file are calling for vigorous leader- 
ship .... In our altruistic desire to keep the Mason we neg- 
lected the man. Advancement by the dozen, and exaltation 
by the shoal became a menace to our system. . . . Masonry 
lost its identity. The squeezing process through which we 
are now passing leaves us weak and bewildered. Obviously 
the future will be poor and posterity will suffer." 

"Pennsylvania is accorded a very kindly notice. He 
opines that we are inclined to retain conservative traditions 
when anything new looms on the horizon. 'Guilty in manner 
and form as charged.' " 

"Dry lectures or long addresses are not welcomed. No 
address should last for more than half an hour. Chapters 
engaged in Masonic charity have a common cause which in- 
terests them and holds them together." 

"This is a new angle of Masonic charity, the limiting of 
long and tedious addresses, but we are for it." 

"We are not so sure but that Chapters might well take 
a leaf from some of the service clubs where a committee 
provides a speaker or other entertainer at each weekly 
luncheon. Now we are not suggesting a vaudeville in a 
Chapter hall but we do believe that an intelligent Entertain- 
ment Committee could create a lot of interest in the Chapter. 
Let us stop and think." 

Canada 1933 at London is finely reviewed by Comp. 


Core. We make the following extracts, which our 
readers will be glad to peruse: — 

"Pennsylvania not represented." 

"The address of the Grand Z. is a complete resume of 
the work done during the year." 

"Attention is called to the financial condition, which from 
our point of view is quite good." 

"One hundred and three routine dispensations were is- 
sued. This looks to us like a lot of dispensations. Better 
change some of the laws, which make these dispensations 
necessary for trifling matters. Dispensations were refused 
to wear R. A. Regalia in a Craft Lodge to confer the E. A. 
Degree. (We don't quite understand what business a R. A. 
Mason as such, has in a Craft Lodge doing work.) Also 
refused permission to hold a card party in the Chapter Hall. 
All of which seem very good to us." 

"Under the old, old question of the status of a Com- 
panion suspended by his Lodge for non-payment of dues, 
the Grand Z. says has has no power under the ruling of 
Grand Chapter other than to declare him in good standing 
in the Chapter. Another time when the Grand Z. is wiser 
than the Grand Chapter." 

"M.E. Companion George Moore forwarded his resigna- 
tion. This is a distinct loss to the Grand Chapter of Canada. 
Not only in the performance of his duties as a Grand 
Officer, but his wise counsel as a great Mason was of in- 
estimable value to Grand Chapter." 

"The Capitular review is by the veteran Companion W. 
Ponton. He has for many years been the delight and des- 
pair of his fellow-reviewers. He not only does his work so 
well that we cannot hope to approach it, but then it is so 
difficult to digest it, and give it to our readers without 
spoiling it, that it makes us really sad. Nothing escapes his 
eye. His review is a pretty complete history of what has 
been done and said in the Capitular world for the past year. 
This year he improved it, which we thought not possible, by 
putting an excellent index to the different topics treated in 
the front of the Review." 

"Well, Companion Ponton, I have noticed among the re- 
viewers a distinct trend in the past year to treat more tol- 
erantly the Companion who for some cause . . . has not paid 
.... annual dues; still he has been a Companion. The Re- 
viewers in many cases seem to feel that the Chapter owes 
the Companion something, and not that the Companion owes 
the Chapter everything. We would not be surprised to see 
the idea finally percolate into some of the Grand Officers. 
But it will take time." 

"And now we cannot print all the good things which the 
report contains, nor print it as a whole without infringing 
on the copyright laws, so we will just quit." 

District of Columbia gives our colleague this 
thought : — 

"Fundamentally our country is as sound as it has ever 
been. What we need is more faith in its institutions, in our 


associates, in ourselves and in the ultimate triumph of the 
spirit which has made possible advancement in civilization." 
"Fine words — but just how are you going to restore confi- 
dence in the frightened Companion? We all know that a 
large part of our trouble is caused by unreasoning fear, but 
who can show us how to cast fear out? 

R. J. Reade is the Grand Representative of 


Allan P. Shatford, Grand First Principal, 

W. W. Williamson, Grand Scribe E. 

Five Past Grand Z.'s added dignity to the Grand 

Canada was represented by M. Ex. Comp D. Mc- 
Lellan, to whom a tribute is paid by Grand Z. Shat- 

He describes himself in his address as "only an 
interlude" and says that we meet this year with skies 
a little brighter, but Masonry has felt the strain and 
drain of narrow times. He urges us to set our hands 
zealously to the recapture of that bright and buoyant 
spirit without which one is dead while he liveth. 

Under Necrology he says: — 

"All that is best in human life survives the shock of 
death. Association, Memory, Love, Thought, Hope abide 
for ever. We are rich beyond words because our Com- 
panions lived and worked among us." 

Of his visitation to his Mother Chapter he said 
"they have long been schooled into patiently listen- 
ing to me." 

He expresses his indebtedness to R. Ex. Com- 
panions O'Neill and Williamson for representing 
Quebec at the Grand Chapter at Brockville. We well 
remember their pleasant visit. 

Of the Divine Service held November 28th he 
says : "I should like it to be the crown and climax of 
my ministry to Capitular Masons." 

He speaks of building in troublous times of a 
remnant of the nation and draws an analogy: — 

"We, too, have been in captivity, The past five years 
have been years of bondage to economic conditions. We 
have watched the collapse of many institutions and the 
distress of nations. Old prejudices must be surrendered 
and new ideas adopted. The sword and trowel will both 
be needed." 

"Chapter Masonry is the recovery of something lost 
and the completion of an unfinished structure." 


"The gods of steel and iron have betrayed us and it 
is high time that we recovered our sanity and re-captured 
our faith in God as the 'Sovereign of the Universe and the 
only hope of the world. In His name we must build our 
new Temple." 

"'Who will rise up and who will go for us?' is the 
call that issues from the very throne of God. Let each of 
us answer in the words of the old prophet, 'Here am I, 
send me.' Thus we shall have a part and share in the 
building. 'And in this place I will give peace, said the 
Lord of Hosts.'" 

He thus chronicled and concluded an outstand- 
ing year of service. 

Membership 3,302. Net loss 221. 

During the evening session distinguished guests 
from Massachusetts, New York and Canada were 
welcomed and extended warm greetings. 

In the Report on the State of the Order we read : 

"It is easier to keep interest alive than to revive it 
after it is dead. A word to the wise." 

Charles O'Neill was elected Grand Z. His genial 
personality won all our hearts when he visited us. 
He is a musician of note. 

Edward B. Brown, K.C., whose illness has pre- 
vented him attending several meetings of Grand 
Chapter, from which he was much missed, is the 
honoured Grand Representative of Quebec. 

Fraternal Correspondence is superintended by 
W. J. Edwards, P.G.Z., who presents his fourth Re- 
port, in which he says he has perused and studied 
the records of sister Jurisdictions and says that op- 
timism abounds in spite of the present turmoil. 

Under Canada at London our colleague records 
the large attendance of 443 delegates, also the wel- 
come accorded the Grand Z. and Grand Scribe E. 
of Quebec, the latter in a double capacity. He speaks 
with approval of the refusal of certain dispensa- 
tions by the Grand Z., of the splendid Reports of the 
Grand Superintendents, and he well says that the 
Report of R. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner is a 
masterpiece. Of our Review he kindly says: — 

"One of the best Capitular Reviews is again presented 
by Comp. Ponton, who supplies interesting and instruct- 
ive reading." 

Under Missouri he refers to the establishment of 
a "Get Acquainted Hour", to music in the Degrees 
and to Biblical Back-grounds. 



George C. Clark, Grand High Priest, 

Wilbur A. Scott, Grand Secretary. 

A Special Convocation was held to constitute 
Thomas Smith Webb Chapter. M. Ex. Comp. Henry 
DeWitt Hamilton, P.G.G.H.P., delivered the oration 
from which we make the following fine citations : — 

"Tonight a Masonic event of far more than ordinary 
importance enlists our attention. The occasion is no less 
than the birth of a new Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, 
a new unit in the great capitular family. Not within the 
memory of man, not within more than a hundred years 
past, has a Chapter been instituted in the City of Provi- 

"No name stands higher in the world, so far as Royal 
Arch Masonry is concerned, than that of Thomas Smith 
Webb; and here in the city in which he spent his most 
active years, and in which his mortal remains repose. 
Nowhere can we turn in the work of Royal Arch Masonry 
without meeting the fruits of his labor, the children of his 
fertile brain." 

"The strange perversion of mind by which we have 
come to imagine that more expansion means a betterment 
either in the quality or in the value of our product." 

"Keep steadfastly to the main purpose for which Royal 
Arch Masonry exists, for which chapters are formed. It 
is most of all for the contacts, the associations, the inter- 
change of ideas and thoughts, the giving and the accept- 
ing of words and deeds of kindness." 

"Here each Companion will know each other and find 
pleasure in the knowing. Here you shall find the priceless 
treasure that enriches life, the treasure of friendship." 

"And so tonight I express our heartfelt wish for each 
Companion of Thomas Smith Webb Chapter, that at the 
end of a long and happy life, it may be said 'he lived res- 
pected, and he died regretted.' " 

The One hundred and thirty-fourth Annual was 
held in Providence, March 10, 1931. Thirteen 
P.G.H.P.'s as permanent members, graced the Pro- 

Canada was represented faithfully by Norris G. 

Enjoying the hospitality of the Providence Plan- 
tations were visitors from New Jersey, New Hamp- 
shire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New 
York, Pennsylvania and the Representatives of the 
General Grand Chapter. 

This Reviewer has vivid" recollections of being a 
guest of this fine Grand Chapter. 


The G.H.P. visited without the formality of noti- 
fying the Chapters. He bespeaks the kindly encour- 
agement of De Molay 

Membership 10,042. Net loss 88. 

Wilbur A. Scott presents the Report on Foreign 

Adelbert E. Place was elected G.H.P. 

D. H. McCracken is the Grand Representative of 
Rhode Island. 


Adelbert E. Place, Grand High Priest. 

Wilbur A. Scott, Grand Secretary. 

The One hundred and thirty-fifth Annual Convo- 
cation of Rhode Island and the Providence Planta- 
tions was held in Providence, March 8, 1932. 

Thirteen Past Grand High Priests reported for 
duty as permanent members. 

Norris G. Abbott faithfully represented Canada. 

Distinguished visitors from New Jersey, Ver- 
mont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and 
Pennsylvania were hospitably welcomed. 

We take the following from the address of the 

"To stimulate and increase the attendance in our sub- 
ordinate Chapters, would doubtless entail some additional 
expense to our Chapters, I have refrained, owing to the 
depression, from instituting many of the thoughts I had 
in mind. 

"Instead, I have visited the Companions in their res- 
pective Chapters and learned to know them more inti- 

Under Necrology he quotes with effect: — 
These good men sleep where the daisies nod, 
And the clover hangs its head; 
Above their lonely bed. 
They fought the fight, they kept the faith, 
Their fame shines bright and clear. 

Under Conditions of the Craft generally the fol- 
lowing is worth quoting: — 

"Many of our Companions do not attend the meetings, 
but at heart they are good Masons, keeping their dues paid 
up and ready to stand by their Chapters should any emer- 
gency arise," 

"As the farmer prunes his orchard to promote a more 
rugged and healthier growth, so we as Masons, from time to 
time, must prune out those who have lost interest and have 
refused to meet their financial obligations to their Chapters. 
It is an unpleasant duty." 


"What good is leadership if we fail to accept it, fail to 
apply ourselves to it. The High Priest of a Chapter can do 
much to improve conditions in his Chapter, but no matter 
how much he may apply his time, his thoughts and his 
talents, as a leader, to the office of High Priest, what results 
can he accomplish without some interest or co-operation 
shown by the members? Many members seem to feel satis- 
fied to receive the degrees just to wear a piece of Masonic 

"Readjustment must follow, unripe fruit is simply falling 
from the tree because of lack of vitality to keep attached to 
the branch. Many have come to the vineyard without intent 
to do their share of the day's labors." 

Membership 9,874. Net loss 168. 

Past G.G.H.P. Henry DeWitt Hamilton presided 
at the election of Officers, at which Harry A. Reed 
was elected G.H.P. 

D. H. McCracken represented Rhode Island. 


William J. Smith, Grand Z. 

F. B. Reilly, Grand Scribe E. 

The Eleventh Annual was held in Moose Jaw, 
February 28, 1934. Six Past Grand Z's were hon- 
oured in the Grand East. 

We learn from his biography that the Grand Z. is 
Sheriff and Clerk of the Court at Shaunavon. 

Distinguished visitors from Manitoba, Alberta, 
and Canada were welcomed. 

Chief Justice Burr of the supreme Court of 
North Dakota, an outstanding scholar and Mason, 
was greeted. 

In acknowledging the address of welcome Judge 
Wylie, Grand J, said they were all Masonically sat- 
isfied with the atmosphere surrounding. 

Canada's Grand Representative did not answer 
Roll Call. 

The Grand Z. said that we are permitted to re- 
new our friendships year after year, in itself a cause 
for gratitude. "Limited service presupposes a short 
report." Also the following "Between friends it is 
not necessary to voice friendship". 

In his remarks on popular Masonic speakers and 
general conditions, he says: — 

"Masonry is a human institution. Economic stability is 
an essential human necessity and presents problems today 
which cannot be ignored with impunity. Men require mate- 
rial blessings in order that they and their families may live, 


and they are not likely to attend chapter meetings to moral- 
ize, when they are depressed by economic worries." 

"Today we count the exodus by the thousands. They had 
failed to find the Springs of Life-giving Truth." 

"Men took on a multiplicity of Masonic connections yes- 
terday without much exploration of what these connections 
really meant or could do for them. In this they were simply 
acting in conformity with the spirit of a reckless day, but 
that day passed, and may not return in this generation. 
Life's stern necessities are curtailing men's activities, and 
only those institutions which serve essential purposes can be 
maintained. Masonry is essential only to those who compre- 

"But like everything else that is worth while in life, they 
must be sought after. They do not lie open on the surface." 

A typical and topical incident is recorded by the 
Grand H. who after one of his meetings had to drive 
110 miles home, most of it in a blinding snowstorm. 

Membership 2,209. Net loss 166. 

The Grand Superintendents of five Districts re- 

Education and research work established a real 

In the Report on the Condition of Capitular 
Masonry we read : — 

"We must remember Companions that we are a fraternal 
and not a commercial organization. We well realize of course 
that all Chapters have expenses to meet which must be raised 
by dues, but don't forget Companions that the member in 
arrears or suspended is no asset. All the research work 
and good fellowship in the world will not bring them back 
if they can't pay." 

"Are Masons only joining the chapter to make it a step- 
ping stone?" 

"Who is the forgotten man in our membership? To a 
great degree it is the man who is in arrears of dues. There 
is a human weakness prevalent in the average man who, when 
placed in this position, feels that he is a liability to his chap- 
ter. He is sensitive about attending in event of dues coming 
up for discussion. His interest wanes, and in a short time 
he is lost as far as being an asset to his chapter is concerned. 
We need that forgotten man. How are we going to bring 
him back." 

Chairman Doull quoted: — 

"Lord give us vision that shall see 
Beyond the profit of to-day 
Into the years that are to be 
That we may take the larger way 
Of labor and achievement so 
Help us fashion staunch and sure 
A work our fellow-men shall know 
As wrought to serve and to endure." 


The Grand First Principal of Manitoba said: — 

"We are twins so our relationship should be nearer and 
our friendship should be greater. We appreciate this." 
"Not, Lord relieve me of my burden, 
But, Lord give me strength to carry on." 

The Chief Justice of North Dakota made an elo- 
quent speech from which we cannot resist quoting 
liberally. Note his many references to Canada and 
law: — 

"We are largely of the same race, the same breed, and 
we enjoy the same language and institutions and heritage. 
We are governed largely by the same principles and our 
conduct and ideals are directed largely by the same prin- 
ciples. We differ many times in the results achieved; we 
may have a more complex situation because of a larger in- 
fusion of alien blood — and by alien I have no thought of 
disparagement — we have possibly a larger percentage of 
people whose institutions and jurisprudence and customs dif- 
fer widely from the established ones and the rule of action 
and reaction has its effect upon the body politic. To some 
extent our Anglo-iSaxon heritage has been modified; but yet 
our whole system is permeated by the principles of our in- 
herited jurisprudence." 

"We share with you the priceless heritage of representa- 
tive government. Three great methods of nation making — 
the Babylonian, with its conquering power which seized ter- 
ritory and annihilated the conquered race; the Roman with 
its impartiality and its love for order and equity which ex- 
tended the blessings of its civilization to the conquered 
nations and incorporated them in the Empire; and the Anglo- 
Saxon, which welded peoples together through faith in the 
common man and the power of representative government. 
In the welter of world politics, when long established govern- 
ments are passing into history and new forces are appear- 
ing, we view the rise of dictators who owe their place and 
power to the distrust of common man or belief in his ability 
to govern himself. The English speaking nations are the 
great exponents of faith in the people themselves, and if you 
and we fail, democracy fails." 

"Covering a variety of topics, one great theme running 
through them all — the power and cohesive quality of a uni- 
form law. He showed that the Empire was today being held 
together, not by force of arms, but by that imponderable, 
yet nevertheless powerful force of common ideals, common 
institutions, and common methods of address to the affairs 
of life. It is the unity of law and thought which is proving 
to the world the value of the commonwealth of nations and 
is pointing to the world a sure and steadfast method of 
amalgamation. In the Commonwealth there is diversity of 
color and race and thought. Religious views, political views 
and domestic views differ as widely as the poles. Yet there 
is a common basis of unity based upon the hopes and aspir- 
ations of the human race. In this great movement Canada 
plays an important part." 


"All through the history of Canada we find the neces- 
sity for consideration of European and international prob- 
lems. It has given to your people a breadth of view which 
other nations may envy. When we think of Sir John A. Mac- 
donald, Sir Wilfred Laurier, and the host of other great 
statesmen, see their achievements and the result of their in- 
fluence, we are impressed with the fact that here were men 
who on the great stage of national life proved to the world 
to be statesmen of the first class." 

"The profession of law thinks instinctively along these 

"Other factors have combined to give to your 
fair land a reputation, shared with the Common- 
wealth of nations, of obedience to and respect for laws and 
constituted authority which is proving to be one of the most 
stable foundations in nation building. When legislatures test 
the result of their enactments by this harmony with revealed 
law — the higher law — we will have a nation and a people 
where respect for others will reign and where men will learn 
to live together in peace and harmony. Canada is playing 
an enviable part. The boundless ambitions and hopes of this 
great nation north of the boundary line, the confidence with 
which she approaches the solution of her great problems, 
the part she plays in the affairs of the world through the 
British Commonwealth and the League of Nations, her self 
reliance, and high self subordination are among the most 
heartening things that the bewildered spectator views in the 
apparent chaos of international life." 

E. J. Coster was elected Grand Z. 

Arthur S. Gorrell is the Grand Representative of 
Canada, and Bernard Cairns is the Grand Repre- 
sentative of Saskatchewan. 

An excellent paper by M. Ex. Comp. Judge H. M 
P. deRoche on "The Lost Word" was prepared for 
the Education campaign. We quote: — 

"'Strange to say we find an early example of this scruple 
in Amos: VI, 10. "Then shall he say Hold thy tongue: for 
we may not make mention of the name of the Lord." 

"Mackey says the Lost Word is 'the symbol of Divine 
Truth and all its modifications, the loss, the substitution and 
the recovery, are but component parts of the mythical sym- 
bol which represents a search after truth." 

"Be in a spiritual condition to receive the Lost Word — 
the revelation of the great Jehovah. And so, as he is led to 
assist in making the great discovery, we realize that he has 
now emerged from the realm of the sacred and profane into 
the realm of spiritual light and life, wherein he is completely 
in touch with the Great I Am." 

"Wouldst thou heavenward mount on joyous Wing? 
Cast off the earthly burden of the Real. 
High from this cramped and dungeoned being, spring 
Into the Realms of the Ideal." 


Francis B. Reilly again edits sympathetically and 
clearly the Fraternal Correspondence. From his pro- 
logue we take the following: — 

"In reading the account of the transactions of foreign 
jurisdictions one word stands out conspicuously: 'Loss.' Many 
suggestions have been made to heal this wound. Most of 
these have been tried but have not proven efficacious." 
"For 'tis a truth well known to most 
That whatsoever thing is lost 
We seek it, ere it come to light, 
In every cranny but the right." 
"Let us all be up and doing." "Labor is life." 

Reference is made in the Review of Canada at 
London to Grand Z. Haentschel being Supreme 
Grand Master of Knights Templar. 

The reviewer speaks of the most interesting ac- 
count of work done by the Grand Z. 

The Grand Superintendents, he says, found the 
usual spurs to work but attendance not up to the 
mark. As to the Committee on Condition of Mas- 
onry Report he says: — 

"While drawing attention to economic difficulties and their 
results conclude that Royal Arch Masonry as an institution 
has buoyantly weathered the storm." 

"They commend the reports of the Grand Supts. as being 
well written and comprehensive and 'noticeably free from 
those banalities which very often characterize such reports,." 

Of our Review he kindly says : — 

"The correspondence again written by our old friend Col- 
onel Ponton in his usual breezy style. His comments are an 
institution, well written and comprehensive." 

We read the following in the Review of Wiscon- 
sin : — 

"Our work is chiefly in the Holy Royal Arch Degree. The 
descriptive adjectives used are sufficient to determine the 
rule of action. If holy, then a thoughtful, reverent attitude 
should mark our demeanor. If royal, then a becoming dig- 
nity should accompany our ritual and mark our behaviour." 


The Earl of Cassillis, Grand Z., . 

D. Lowe Turnbull, acting Grand Z. 

George A. Howell, Grand Scribe E. 

The Supreme Committee met before the Quar- 
terly Convocation, held at the Royal Arch Masons' 
Hall, Edinburgh, 15th September, 1933. We quote 
the following as to invitations: — 

"Received by the M.E. First Grand Principal and by the 
Grand Scribe E. of our Supreme Grand Chapter. The Com- 


mittee is very much gratified to see, in this, yet another 
proof of the excellent relations which for a long time have 
been manifest between the 'General Grand Chapter and the 
General Grand Council and this Grand Chapter, and the 
Committee desire strongly to recommend that these invita- 
tions be accepted." 

The following tribute under Obituary: — 

"'Companions, be upstanding. I regret to announce that 
since our last meeting a great figure in Scottish Freemasonry 
has passed beyond the Veil. I refer to the late Lord Sal- 
toun. Lord Saltoun held a unique position in Scottish Free- 
masonry, he having been at one time or another head of every 
Degree in Scotland." 

An Excellent Companion from New Jersey was 

A Chapter to be called Rising Star at Amritsar, 
India, was approved and a charter "ordered to be 

The First Grand Principal was absent in Wash- 

The Proceedings of Canada are acknowledged. 

Quarterly meeting of Supreme Committee was 
held 1st December, 1933. . 

A charter was granted to Companions at Gwelo, 
South Rhodesia. 

Grand Superintendents from many Districts re- 
ported. We make the following extract : — 

"Last year the number of meetings held was greater than 
in any recent year, and it is with satisfaction I have to record 
that financially the Chapters are sound and in a healthy 
state, with the highest aggregate credit balance vet at- 

"Chapters are well-equipped and well-officered." 
"It has so well maintained its position." 

Of the visit to America : — 

"The passage which followed proved to be a very good 
one, and we reached Boston in the afternoon of 7th October, 
where we had the pleasure to receive a visit on board from 
my cousin, Charles Stewart." 

"We were met by Companion Hart, General Grand Secre- 
tary, General Grand Council, who conducted us to the Willard 
Hotel, where we were received by Companion Conover, Gen- 
eral Grand Secretary, General Grand Chapter, Companion 
Walter iStockwell of North Dakota, General Grand Master, 
Royal and Select Masters." 

"Thereafter we went to the Convocation of the General 
Grand Chapter, where we were introduced by M.E. Com- 
panion Morris, of Kansas City, and were most cordially wel- 
comed and received by M.E, Companion Neilson." 

"To the White House, to be presented to President Roose- 
velt. The President was most cordial." 


"Companion Howell and I had tea with Lady Lindsay at 
the British Embassy." 

"We attended the Convocation of the Ancient and Ac- 
cepted Scottish Rite 33°, also the meeting of the Provincial 
Grand Lodge (United States of America) of the Royal Order 
of Scotland." 

At a special meeting of the Supreme Committee 

held 15th December, 1933, the celebration of the 

Vernal Equinox was fixed for the 21st March, 1934. 

Supreme Grand Chapter was opened in ample 

form by the Earl of Cassillis. 

Many apologies for absence were read, including 
Major General McLachlan, the Earl of Elgin, C. C. 
Nisbet and others. 

A charter was granted to Companions at Dune- 
din, New Zealand, and charter ordered to be "ex- 

Note the phrase "outwith" like "upstanding," in 
the following: — 

"That Supreme Grand Law be deleted, and the following 
substituted therefor: — 

"In Chapters outwith Scotland, with consent of Sup- 
reme Grand Committee, the election and Installation may 
take place at other periods of the year." 

A charter was assigned to a Chapter in Callao, 

A very hearty welcome was extended to the 
First Grand Principal and Grand Secretary on their 
return from America. 

Quarterly meeting of Supreme Commitee was 
held 18th February, 1934, when accounts were pre- 
sented and the By-law Sub Committee reported their 
approval of By-laws as amended. 

A communication from N.S.W. restoring the em- 
bargo against intervisitation was received. 

The following petition was considered favour- 

"From Companions Donald Smith, William Francois 
Leighton Bailey, George Cowie and others for a Charter to 
a Chapter of Research to be called 'Ex Libris,' to be held at 
Sydney, NjS.W. ; everything being in order and the fees 
paid, it was recommended that Charter be granted." 

The Visitation sub-committee reported: — 
"The Chapters, etc., were in good order and well equipped, 
while the working of the Degrees was well up to the usual 
high standard." 

The Grand Superintendent of the Transvaal re- 


Quarterly Convocation held 2nd March, 1934. 

A fine obituary tribute was paid to Comp. Pey- 
ton, Second Grand Principal. 

The following title bearers were then duly 
elected : — 

"The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Cassillis, M.E. First Grand 
Principal; Peter MaeAuslan, Second Grand Principal; Wil- 
liam Rennie, Third Grand principal; George A. Howell 
Grand Scribe E.; William Bryce, Grand Scribe N. ; Frank 
Conquergood, Grand Treasurer." 

W. H. Wardrope, K.C., of Hamilton, is the Grand 
Representative of Scotland, and Canada is repre- 
sented by Sir J. C. Watson, M.B.C., K.C., of Edin- 


Joseph E. Hart, Grand High Priest. 

0. Frank Hart, Grand Secretary. 

The One hundred and twenty-second Annual was 
held in Columbia, April 17, 1934. 

Nine Past Grand High Priests were honoured in 
the Grand East. 

Canada was faithfully represented by William 
W. Wannamaker. 

The G.H.P. spoke highly of the loyal and faithful 
Companions who have carried on during the trying 

He called attention to the Allied Masonic Degrees 
established through Scotland. 

He did not try to have forced Convocations of 
the Chapters. His visitations were few. 

An accused Brother having been suspended for 
one year by vote of Lodge, the G.H.P. ruled: — 

"But such suspension in the Chapter, following action 
of the lodge, is automatic, and does not involve the idea of 
trial by Chapter. His trial by his lodge has nothing what- 
ever to do with his trial by his Chapter." 

All three bodies, Grand Chapter, Grand Com- 
mandery and Grand Council arranged to meet on 
the same day to save expense and assure better at- 

Membership 2,579. Net loss 462. 

Grievances and Appeals reported nothing to do. 

Frank E. Harrison, Jr., was elected G.H.P. 

The honoured name of the late Henry T. Smith 
is still entered as our Grand Secretary. 


James B. Little of Trenton represents South 

George T. Harman is again the experienced ex- 
ponent of the current history of Capitular Masonry 
as it find expression in the doings of the Jurisdic- 
tions of the world. He leaves the reader to make his 
own observations and reflections and says: — 

"Preserve the organic life and spirit of Capitular Mas- 
onry, patiently awaiting the time when, it will make its ap- 
peal to those who still preserve a sense of value of those 
ideals without which our civilization cannot hope to endure." 

Canada at London is well reviewed. He refers 
to the recorded deaths of Companions Harcourt and 
Walsh, to the official visits of the G.H.P., to the re- 
vocation of Grand Chapter dues on unemployed 
Companions, and he quotes at length from the splen- 
did Report of the Committee on the Condition of 
Capitular Masonry, of which he says: — 

"The Committee on the condition of Capitular Masonry 
looks conditions squarely in the face, admits the worst that 
might be appraised, and concludes with encouraging state- 

To our own Review he is kind and encouraging: 

"Companion Ponton is the author of the Capitular Re- 
view, and he continues to give us the benefit of his long ex- 
perience and his intelligent conception in the preparation 
of his survey of "the current history of Royal Arch Masonry 
throughout the world. It is a Masonic education to follow 
him closely in his yearly journey. A splendid feature of his 
Reviews is the index on the first page that furnishes easy 
reference to significant matters and utterances." 

Under North Carolina the Review of J. Edward 
Allen constitutes, he says, a veritable library of in- 
formation and a comprehensive analysis of present- 
day Capitular Masonry. 


Jess H. Thorpe, Grand High Priest, 

George A. Pettigrew, Grand Secretary. 

The Forty-fourth Annual Convocation met in 
Aberdeen, June 15, 1933. 

We make this extract from the biography of the 

"He was thoroughly imbued with the spirit of Masonry 
and did not let the depression interfere with his work. He 
carried enthusiasm wherever he went and consequently 
created a revival of Capitular Masonry." 

Ten Past Grand High Priests were welcomed 
with Grand Honours. 


The G.H.P. in the Necrology Section of his ad- 
dress quotes: — 

"There they hear angelic anthems, 
Chorals from celestial spheres; 
Live in light and love eternal, 
Feel no pain and know no fears." 

Other interesting thoughts were uttered : — 

"We have gained in interest, in spirit, and a determina- 
tion to work, and to place our Chapters in the high position 
to which they are entitled in every community." 

"Lessons in Capitular Masonry, by C. C. Hunt, Iowa. 
Asked that the Chapters secure a set of these." 

"Capitular Masonry is beginning to look up again and we 
are, as it were, getting our heads above the water line again." 

"Along life's journey bearing the banners of Truth, Jus- 
tice, Charity, and Morality, always applying these virtues in 
building the Temples." 

"Turn the Depression and discouragements of to-day into 
SUCCEiSS and BLESSINGS for to-morrow." 

He made many visitations and always spoke of 
visiting with the Companions and the Chapters. 

His description of each visitation is appreciative. 
He did not go outside his own Jurisdiction, saying: — 
"Time I had at my command in, visiting our own Chap- 
ters and giving them every service which I could command, 
and which they had a right to expect." 

He highly recommends a book entitled "Light 
from the Sanctuary of the Royal Arch". 

Membership 4,465. Net loss 681. 

This striking verse of Browning's from the Com- 
mittee on Necrology Report: — 

"What is left for us save in growth 
'Of soul to rise up — 
From the looking to the giver, 
And from the cistern to the river, 
And from the finite to the infinity, 
And from man's dust to God's Divinity." 

Roger K. Humphryes was elected G.H.P. 
Some appropriate In Memoriam verses are quot- 
ed, among them: — 

"But what is Death? 
We are all guests in 
God's Great House, the Universe; 
Death is but the page-boy sent 
To show us to the chamber where we sleep. 
To wake is certain." 

William Downing is the Grand Representative 
of South Dakota, and L. M. Simons is the Grand 
Representative of Canada. 



Charles A. Snodgrass, Grand High Priest. 

Thomas Earl Doss, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and fifth Annual was held in 
Nashville, January 29, 1934. 

Ten Past Grand High Priests reported for con- 
tinued duty. 

Distinguished visitors from Virginia and New 
York were welcomed. 

The G.H.P. whose portrait adorns the Proceed- 
ings, said in his address: — 

"We are assembled that we may review the events of the 
past, analyze our present status and plan for the future, 
and I hope the lessons of wisdom we may have learned from 
the drastic experiences of the Depression may find expression 
to-day in such legislation as we may enact for our future 

"At many of these visits open meetings were held to which 
Master Masons were invited and my discussions of Masonry 
and the relationship of the various degrees of Ancient Craft 
Masonry, being of interest to both." 

"Get together occasionally, in groups of six, eight, or a 
dozen, and visit the various Blue Lodges in their jurisdiction, 
thus cultivating that intimate fellowship that should exist 
between the Chapter and the Blue." 

A Charter was arrested. 

He says of the General Grand Chapter: — 
"There is much to gain and nothing to lose through a 
broader participation in these National organizations and 
a closer fellowship with the Companions of other Grand 

Under Charity we read: — 
"Every Chapter should have at least a nominal fund avail- 
able for Charity work when serious need arises. We seem 
to have drifted to the poiait where practically all Charity 
work is left to the Grand Bodies. Charity is the most pre- 
cious jewel in the crown of Masonry. When we cease to 
perform charity work in our Lodges and Chapters, Masonry 

From his conclusion the following: — 

"Nationally and internationally we seem to be groping 
blindly in a maze of conflicting theories, socially, politically, 
economically and even spiritually. No man is immune from 
the doubts and fears that assail the human race to-day." 

"We need leadership in this period of distress, apprehen- 
sion and uncertainty. We stand to-day, as did Zerubbabel of 
old, in the midst of a confused and faltering civilization. Like 
him, we hear the seers debating the age-old question of 
'which is greatest.' " 

"To each and all Freemasonry still gives back the answer 
as did Zerubbabel of old, that TRUTH! Truth alone, is un- 


changeable and everlasting; TRUTH! the great object of all 
Masonic research, has alone stood the test since the begin- 
ning of Time; TRUTH!" 

Membership 6,899. Net loss 1,061. 

The Memorial Loan Fund has assisted 64 boys 
and girls to complete their course of study at the 
University of Tennessee. 

The Education Committee notify the members: 
"Available literature circulated. A letter addressed to the 
General Grand Secretary will bring descriptive matter, and 
with it a most interesting questionnaire, the reading of which 
will make any Mason desire some one or more of the many 

M. L. Hester was elected G.H.P. 

H. W. Goodloe duly represented Canada. 

The Grand Representative of Tennessee is John 
H. C. Woodward, London. 

In the In Memoriam to the late Charles Corn- 
stock we read: — 

"Faded away like the stars of the morning, 
Losing their light in the glorious sun, 
Thus may we steal way, gently and lovingly, 
Only remembered by what we have done." 

"The true Mason ever sees, 

The stars shine through his cypress trees." 

J. L. Walker, P.G.H.P., submits a valuable 
Capitular Review. 

Under Alberta we read : — 

"I know of no greater challenge than, comes in these 
days to become Nation Builders. We should bend our heads 
down over the desk with the plan spread out before us, and 
with thoughtful Masonic deliberation say: 'I ought to be a 
Master Builder, and I am going to be a unit in the rebuild- 
ing of the Nation.' " 

Canada at London receives friendly treatment: — 

"Only a gifted speaker and writer could tell as the 
Grand Z. did of this year's work in the interest of Capitular 
Masonry in Canada." 

"Comp H. W. Goodloe has been commissioned as Grand 
Hep. of Canada. 103 dispensations were issued, all for good 
and sufficient reasons, and four, for good reasons were re- 

"Grand Superintendents give excellent reports." 

"$2,310.00 was expended on Benevolence: a most worthy 

"The Capitular Review, one of the best, is written by Wil- 
liam Ponton. This gifted writer covers 169 pages with most 
interesting reading, quotes freely, is generous with praise 
and slow to criticize." 


This from Connecticut: — 
"Ships that go places, 
Don't wait for the tide." 

Wyoming always contributes something: — 

"I do not know where fell the seed, 
I've tried to sow, with greatest care, 
And yet I hope each seed will grow 
And bring forth fruit; sometime, somewhere." 


E. M. Wood, Grand High Priest, 

T. M. Bartley, Grand Secretary. 

The Eighty-fourth Annual was held at Waco, 
December 4, 1933. 

The book was completely compiled, printed and 
bound by students of the Masonic Home and School 
at Fort Worth and does them infinite credit. 

Canada was duly represented by E. R. Glover. 

The following ceremony is always observed in 
Texas : — 

"As a tribute to the service of our deceased Past Grand 
High Priests the roll was called by the Grand Secretary, the 
Grand High Priest responding to each name with the date 
of death." 

The G.H.P. says in his address: — 

"When we recall that Capitular Masonry was organized 
at the time when the Israelitish people were at the lowest 
ebb almost in its entire existence, that they were demoralized, 
sick at heart, almost ready to give up, and then and from 
then we have ever pressed on. If you are really and truly 
Masons, with a full realization of what Masonry is and 
means, then could you not devote a small portion of your 
time to carry on its wonderful principles and aid in exempli- 
fying its sacred tenets?" 

"William Jennings Bryan beautifully expresses a thought: 
'If there is in a grain of wheat an invisible something that 
has the power from air and earth to fashion a body so much 
like its own that you cannot tell one grain from another, I 
doubt not but that my soul has the power to clothe itself 
with a form suitable for its intended sphere when this earthly 
form shall have crumbled into dust.' " 

Among his Rulings the following: — 

"I rule that it is unlawful for any Chapter to sponsor 
any other body of men, women or youths, or place them 
under its guidance or auspices, regardless of their close- 
ness or relationship to Masonry." 

"Voluntary non-affiliation of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons for six months shall deprive a Royal Arch Mason of 
membership in the Chapter." 

Of the Home for Aged Masons he well says: — 


"Companions, this is your home and it is up to you to 
look after your own. This is one of the outstanding Homes 
for Aged Masons of the World. It is the only Home for 
Masons, so far as my knowledge goes, that does not limit 
its inmates to its own membership." 

Has any other G.H.P. this experience?: — 

"I wrote to all these Chapters, most of them replied in 
the most cordial terms, but all with one accord, began to 
make excuses and I am sorry to have to report that they are 
all still delinquent." 

Uncollected dues amount to $107,932. He urges 
a 50c assessment and concludes: — 

"May our right hands forget their cunning and our 
tongues cleave to the roofs of our mouths, if we hesitate or 
waver in our support to our Grand Chapter." 

Membership 34,255. Net loss 2,533. 
This from the Committee on Necrology: — 
"Possibly the greatest mystery in the world is Life itself. 
Whence comes Life? What is Life? What of a future Life?" 
"There's rest alone in duty done, 
There's peace alone in striving." 

Grand Orator Coombes addressed the Com- 
panions. We make the following citations: — 

"It is with no thought of measuring wisdom with the 
wise, but rather to 'stir up your pure minds by way of re- 
membrance.' " 

"The Athenians sought to tell and to hear some new 
thing. Paul took this circumstance to point to the beginnng 

"Pope, in his celebrated Essay on Man, sacrificed truth 
for rhythm when he said: 'Know then thyself, presume not 
God to scan, The proper study of mankind is man.' Our 
greatest trouble is that we have left God out of our plans 
and thinking." 

Some unknown writer has said: 
"It may not teach anything of astronomy 
But of the Bright and Morning Star; 
It may not teach anything of geology. 

But of the Rock of Ages; 
It may not teach anything of botany 
But of the Lily of the Valley 
And the Rose of Shaaron; 
It may not teach anything of physiology 

But to present your bodies a living sacrifice, Holy, 
acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service; 
It may not teach anything of Psychology 

But that thou shalt love the Lord, thy God, with all 
thy strength and with all thy mind and with all thy 
soul, and thy neighbour as thyself: 
It may not teach anything in mathematics 
But the simple lesson in profit and loss; 


What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole 
world and lose his own soul; 
It may not teach anything in science 
But the science of Eternal Life," 

For I am a part of the folks I meet 
And they are a part of me. 

So, of the days and hours to come, 

I must a steward be, 
And guide my wandering footsteps home, 

Ere darkness comes to me." 

J. Lee Zumwalt was elected G.H.P. 

Fifteen Past G.H.P.'s were honoured in the 
Grand East 

In the Appendix all changes in the Law are noted. 

E. T. Malone, an honoured veteran of Grand 
Chapter, represented Texas. He has passed on. 

The Capitular Review (presumably by Sam J. 
Helm) has a striking introduction, from which we 
quote : — 

"When national conditions are so putrid that the govern- 
ment has to re-establish codes of ethics, codes of common 
decency for men of supposed honour and integrity, it is a 
cheering thought that Masonry still stands four-square for 
righteousness, uprightness and truth." 

"Masonry stands out in bold relief as it continues to sup- 
port the aged and infirm, feed and educate the orphan, assist 
the destitute widow, and extend a helping hand to our Bro- 
thers and Companions. " 

"This unbridled gluttony has not only forgotten the little 
niceties of honourable conduct, but has put a premium on 
cunning, chicanery, and base dealing in total disregard of 
law and ethics. Nor have the courts of the land come to the 
rescue. For twenty centuries, we have known that the 'letter' 
of the law killeth it, but the 'spirit' giveth it life, yet to-day 
the spirit is almost ignored and the letter is exalted. Com- 
panions, stop and think of the tremendous work still before 
our Fraternity under such conditions." 

This from the Review of Alberta,: — 
"False prophets they were, indeed, in failing to remem- 
ber that untempered mortar will not build permanent struc- 
tures, and the Canon points out the lessons to be learned — 
yet to be learned in the United States, although Comp. 
Middleton does not even hint at that." 

Canada 1933 is treated in friendly fashion. He 
notes our distinguished visitors, our rearrangement 
of Districts, good bookkeeping and humanitarian ef- 
forts. He notes also the Grand Z. seeking some new 
"objective." Of his ruling our colleague says: — 
"Two of his rulings would be approved here, and he 


wanted to rule the Texas way in another, but the law there 
does not recognize dependent membership." 

He notes George L. Gardiner's History of this 
great Brotherhood and our benevolences He gives 
a tribute to George Moore and to the late F. W. Har- 
court, and is kind enough to say of this Reviewer : — 

"Then come 168 pages from the pen of Col. Ponton, 
Reviewer par excellence, who condenses a year of Capitular 
history for the Companions' of the world." 

Under England we read: — 

"The most unusual feature is that twenty-three new 
Chapters were chartered; that is about twenty-three times as 
many as were chartered in the United States during that 
period, so it is unusual to us on this side of the pond, at 

"The first meeting is held in the new temple, which is 
now occupied by Grand Lodge and Grand Chapter, to the 
exclusion, it seems, of the Grand Lodge of Mark Masters." 

"iSwedish Lodges have nine degrees and, in honour of 
their British guests, they translated four of the degrees and 
conferred them in English. The King has been Grand Mas- 
ter there ever since the Grand Lodge was formed. Texas 
does not extend fraternal relations to Sweden." 

"When England forfeits a charter, it is called "erasure/ 
its name being erased from the active list." 

Of Mark Masters' Lodge: — 

"This Lodge surely must be dedicated to benevolence and, 
more than that, the dedication must mean something. More 
than $20,000 has been given in benevolence to 37 Brothers, 
58 widows and 9 daughters, in addition to the annuity fund." 

Of G. C. Briggs, the celebrated Reviewer of New 
York, our colleague writes: — 

"Then we come to pages from the Quoter and Quotee, 
Geo. E. Briggs, who quotes from the classics and is quoted 
by Reviewers. This is his sixth production and it dissects, 
diagnoses, salves and cauterizes 58 GC's as necessity may 
require. Texas gets more than two pages and nothing is 
overlooked by the heagle-heyed Peekskill pencil-pusher. His 
first observation is that our printers made 'a mighty good 
job of it,' and our boys may feel a just pride at the newspaper 
man's remark." 

Thus he concludes: — 

"In addition to what you have learned in reading thus 
far, it may be well to state that there are now 776,214 mem- 
bers of Royal Arch Chapters in, this country; in 1927 there 
were 928,234. So, there has been a net loss of more than 
152,000 in the last six years." 

"We have been building a house which has been falling 
down faster than we could build it up, and all because we 
were not building of good material. Let us remember that 
fact in the future, so that we may be proud of the structure 
which we build in the years to come." 



A. D. Pinney, Grand High Priest 

John M. Dunlap, Grand Secretary. 

The Twenty-second Annual was held in Salt 
Lake City, June 12, 1933. 

Five Past Grand High Priests attended the gath- 
ering. Visitors of other Masonic Bodies, chiefly from 
Utah, were welcomed. 

In the address of welcome we read: — 

"I want you to know that my heart is with you in what 
you are doing. My heart is in Masonry and with all the 
faith and feeling of Universal Religion — and after all, Mas- 
onry is a religion." 

Canada was represented by John C. Brown. 
We make the following quotations from the 
G.H.P.'s address:— 

"That the Masonic Fraternity is a charity organization, 
of the alms-giving class, and this belief is not only prevalent 
among non-members but also among a certain class of mem- 
bers and their families, and on the least pretext, this class 
of people are looking for that alms-giving charity." 

"First make it attractive to those who are already mem- 
bers. The interested member is our best salesman." 

"I believe too much has been printed and said about the 
loss in membership." 

"Workers, not loafers, is what Royal Arch Masonry needs 
most to-day." 

" 'Rest to their ashes and peace to their souls/ " 

He visited all the Chapters in the State. 

Membership 1,166. Net loss 52. 

The Committee on Grievances reported: — 

"We wish to commend the Companions of this Grand 
Jurisdiction for the peace and harmony that prevails in this 
happy family." 

This from the address of the Grand Master of 
Utah :— 

"As yet the lodges do not show the reviving interest 
through new members but I cannot help thinking that as our 
general condition improves it will be shown in Masonry. I 
wish for you that your bodies, and undoubtedly they will, 
join in the coming prosperity which I am sure is this side of 
the corner." 

John E. Carver was elected G.H.P. 

G.H.P. Pinney said he believed thoroughly in 
Santa Claus after receiving flowers, a watch and 
watch charm. 

Canada at Hamilton is well received by Comp. 
J. M. Dunlap. 


He notes the presence of V.M. Hare, Grand Rep- 
resentative of Utah. 

Our colleague refers to our many distinguished 
visitors, to our anniversary celebration and as to the 
Grand Superintendents he says: — 

"From the reading of these reports we infer these Com- 
panions are duly impressed with the importance of their 

He acknowledges the generous consideration 
given to Utah in our Review. 

This from Florida : — 

"Radicals, seeking to take advantage of the prevailing 
condition, advocate and propose changes utterly at variance 
with American principles or the principles inculcated in 
Masonic ritual. But for every condition and calamity there 
is some underlying and fundamental cause and a tremendous 
burden of responsibility rests upon the shoulders." 

A line from Michigan : — 

" . . . . The dust of confusion and apprehension dims our 
vision and we feel that we cannot see the way ahead. At 
such crises men stretch out their hands for something that 
can be held and kept in spite of the vicissitudes of time and 

" . . . . Masonry is commencing to write new history." 

The Proceedings of Grand Council are published 
in the same volume with the Grand Chapter, the 
Master saying: — 

"Perpetuate those high ideals, courage, perseverance and 
intelligence that is inecessary to Masonry to carry forth the 
light of Truth and Knowledge to the world. Masonry cannot 
stand without Masons, nor is Masonry determined by num- 
bers, but is guarded through the ages by men, men who have 
been tried and tested, and found worthy and well qualified." 


Edward W. Curtis, Grand High Priest, 

Archie S. Harriman, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and Seventeenth Annual con- 
vened in Burlington, 12th June, 1934. 

Archie S. Haven duly represented Canada. 

Distinguished visitors from Maine, New Hamp- 
shire, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New 
York and Massachusetts were welcomed. 

Nine Past Grand High Priests graced the Grand 

G.H.P. Curtis said in his address: — 
"We are gathered here to learn how it has fared with 
each since last we met and to inspire each other with new 
courage and hope for the days to come, learning from our 


past experience such lessons of wisdom as may help us 
should we ever again find ourselves in trying times such as 
the last few years have been." 

Referring to General Grand Chapter he pointed 
out that Pennsylvania and Virginia, though not 
members, were represented with Scotland as guests. 

He said that the new Ritual eliminated much un- 
necessary waste of time. 

Grand visitations from other Jurisdictions will 
be restricted in invitation hereafter to one from each 

Membership 5,087. Net loss 295. 

The Committee on Necrology quoted: — 

"Here was a friend whose heart was good; 
Who walked with me and understood; 
His was the voice that spoke to cheer; 
And fell like music on the ear. 
His was the smile men loved to see; 
His was the hand that asked no fee." 

Max G. Ayers was elected Grand High Priest. 

Archie S. Harriman, P.G.H.P. and Grand Secre- 
tary, puts his personality into his tenth Review. He 
speaks of a revival of enthusiasm and interest and 
calls upon all to take new heart and press on with 
courage. He gives a splendid summary of the Pro- 
ceedings of General Grand Chapter, from which we 
take the following: — 

"As our courageous National leaders are doing much to 
alleviate the existing conditions in our business affairs, so 
in many parts of our country our leaders are reporting an 
improvement in Capitular affairs. The problem is not one of 
starting anew, but of re-adjustment to changed environment 
and the most helpful phase of our trouble is that we are fac- 
ing it with courage and hope. There is a clarion call for 
action rather than the despairing complaint that 'Things are 
not right, but what can we do about it?' " 

"The Grand Council was organized for the purpose of 
fostering and encouraging Masonic study and for preserving 
detached Masonic degrees not otherwise controlled in the 
United States." 

"Your committee advises that in its judgment it is unwise 
to look with favor upon any movement designed to supple- 
ment or augment the degrees." 

In his Review of Arizona we read : — 
"We cannot help feeling that all Masonic Bodies should 
follow along the lines already marked out for the Fraternity, 
thus emphasizing the difference' between them and modern 
welfare societies, To be sure, we may not win a large share 
of public approval, but when Masonry begins to cater to 


public sentiment we fear the end of the oldest fraternity in 
the world will not be far away." 

This from California: — 

"The time may come when some such consolidation will 
take place. The idea has merit. It seems to us that it would 
be far easier to accomplish this end between the Grand 
Chapters and the Grand Councils than to include the Grand 
Commanderies or Grand Encampment. More than that, if 
the Grand Encampment took the Grand Chapters and Grand 
Councils under its wing, there would the end of all Masonic 
Independence above the Grand Lodges." 

In his Review of Canada at London he speaks 
of the loyalty and optimism reported by the Grand 
Z. as found everywhere. 

He cited Most Excellent Companion Haentschel 
as one of those Rulers who felt there was a need of 
Grand Chapter doing some public service and not re- 
clining on their work "well done". The Reviewer 
thus comments: — 

"What is good for one Grand Chapter is good for another, 
we imagine, but we're 'agin' it. Royal Arch Masonry has its 
own place in the world. Why try to usurp another?" 

He says that our Fraternal Correspondence In- 
dex helps the studious reader. 

From Connecticut we take this: — 

"Ships that go places 
Don't wait for the tide." 

He does not approve of "habitual procrastina- 

This under Idaho: — 

"Grand Chapter after Grand Chapter, we find, meets, 
listens to the Grand Address, goes through the annual for- 
mula, presents the jewel, resolutes thankfully and adjourns." 

Not with us,There is zeal still. 

Under New York he says that a Chapter Roll Call 
is a good idea. 

He quotes largely from and agrees with the some- 
times trenchant criticism of George E. Briggs who 
dares to say: — 

"We are aware of financial obligations incurred for cele- 
brations and observances by Masonic Bodies which could not 
spare the funds. Much less than has been done in Masonry 
and by the profane would have sufficed to do sufficient honor 
to the Father of his Country and a Masonic Master. Per- 
sonally we believe that this 1932 Washington Bicentennial has 
been about 80 per cent, bunk." 

"Thousands of needy ones have gone hungry, ragged and 
unhoused when the American people have been on and still 


are on these Washington orgies. 'If that be treason, make 
the most of it.' " 

The venerable veteran James B. Nixon represents 


P. M. Shirley, Grand High Priest, 

James M. Clift, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and twenty-sixth Grand An- 
nual convened in Richmond, October 24, 1933. 

The Proceedings are printed and published by 
the boys and girls of the Masonic Home Press at 
Highland Springs and do credit to the typographers. 

Eleven Post G.H.P. 's were presented and hon- 

Arthur L. Mattern represented Canada. 

From the address of the G.H.P. we take the fol- 
lowing: — 

"I felt sure that all of us would agree, that the one prime 
object was to work together, as one man, to build up and 
foster our Order. And now, as another year has passed by, 
the time allotted us in which to accomplish something for 
the good of Capitular Masonry and the cause of humanity is 
lessened just that much." 

"Its teachings undoubtedly inspired them to nobler aspir- 
ations, that will actuate to share the sorrow and bear the 
burden of every afflicted, crushed or bleeding heart." 

"The real seat of interest in Capitular Masonry is m the 
subordinate Chapters." 

"Remember that you are just as much responsible for its 
success as any other member." 

A charter was arrested for failing to report for 
two years. 

Thus he concludes: — 

"A year of intense interest has been added to my life. 
It is a written history that cannot be changed, and whatever 
is lost because of my neglect is lost forever. Whatever the 
complaints may be, let them be charged to my inability and 
not to my insincerity." 

Membership 14,615. Net loss 1,035. 

0. C. Hope was elected G.H.P. He had been a 
member of the Board of Governors of the Masonic 
Home for a number of years and was presented with 
a gift, acknowledging his efforts on behalf of the 

Delamater Davis is President of the Anointed 
High Priests. 

Dr. W. J. McCollum represents Virginia. 


Virginia still prints its list of Chapter members 
in full. 

E. Fenno Heath, P.G.H.P., presents his seventh 
Report on Grand Chapter transactions. From his 
prologue we make the following citations: — 

"Our seventh report of Grand Chapter transactions fails 
to record anything cheerful in the way of membership fig- 
ures: no single U. S. or Foreign, Grand Chapter could boast 
a net gain." 

"Those who passed the burden along to the youngsters, 
have gotten back into harness in an endeavour to put the 
Capitular Rite back on its feet; further interest has been 
aroused by the campaign for education of Royal Arch and 
Master Masons in the history and symbolism of Masonry. 
The present lack of pep in Capitular Masonry inspired a few 
to opine that a good scrap might help arouse interest." 

" 'Let George do it' will become obsolete, and 'let's go' will 
become our rallying cry. Skilled Craftsmen are at work in 
the quarries, and perfect ashlars will soon be forthcoming." 

An interesting feature of several Proceedings was inclu- 
sion of a history of the Order of High Priesthood." 

This from the Review of Alberta: 
'"We need sober thinking, careful planning and courage- 
ous action". 

From the Review of British Columbia we quote : 

"U. S. Grand Chapters would do well to 'sit up and take 
notice.' It seems our Canadian and English Companions 
must take their Masonry more seriously than do many of 
their American cousins." 

"More or less a novelty was the representation of one 
Chapter by the Most Worshipful Grand Master. He was 
not permitted to sit with his fellow delegates, but was in- 
vited to the East." 

We regret that the Proceedings of Canada do not 
appear to have reached our colleague Reviewer. 
From the New York Review the following: — 

"A fine address of Grand iChaplain was produced, its 
subject being 'Working Tools of Life,' the body, will-power 
and heart, which distinguish man from the rest of the animal 

The following from Michigan: — 

'A DeMolay address was delivered by the Field Repre- 
sentative of the Order for Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. In 
it he called especial attention to the fact that while 'we' 
were providing one camp, the Reds were conducting some 
fifty-three camps for youths in several parts of the country. 
That is something to think about, Companions." 


George W. Sommer, Grand High Priest, 
Wesley C. Stone, Grand Secretary. 
The Fiftieth Convocation convened at Spokane, 
May 10, 1934. 


The record number of 21 Past G.H.P. 's made a 
fine array in the Grand East. 

The address of welcome was notable and strik- 
ing. We quote: — 

"We rejoice in the friendship and fraternal feeling that 
each Chapter is extending toward the other Chapters of the 
jurisdiction, and we are more than happy that this feeling 
crosses state lines and even passes international boundaries." 
"A visitor to the capital city of California, standing be- 
fore the state house in that city, may read in the stone above 
the massive doors of the entrance this significant message: 
'Send us men to match our mountains. ' The deep signifi- 
cance of this beckoning appeal becomes deeper when one 
realizes that just to the southwest lies the elevated Coastal 
Range, to the east the rugged (Sierra Nevadas with gigantic 
Mt. Whitney, and to the north towering Mt. Shasta, vigilant 
and eternal guardian of the Siskiyous. But we of Washing- 
ton need not go to a distant state. For men have been more 
than a match for the mountains. Have they not gone into 
their lowest depths, have they not scaled their highest peaks? 
Have they not bored great holes through great ribs of gran- 
ite? Have they not constructed mammoth eagles of the air, 
which fly over them and laugh at the idea of the impassa- 
bility of a mere mountain? As we courageously stick to the 
solution of those problems we find that we can master them. 
Our problems are not limited by the walls of our Chapter 
halls. This is no time for doubt. This is a time for cour- 
ageous action ; and we better keep in mind those lofty lines : 
"God give us men. A time like this demands 

Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and, ready 
hands ; 

Men whom the lust of office does not kill; 

Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy; 

Men who possess opinions and a will; 

When who have honor, when who will not lie." 

The G.H.P. of Montana was welcomed. 

Robert L. McCroskey duly represented Canada. 

The G.H.P. in his address recorded that: — 

"In the past fifty years many illustrious characters, men 
of fine qualities, have occupied positions in this Grand Chap- 
ter, served their country and lived their lives and passed to 
their eternal reward who were gracious of soul, charitable in 
deed and action, and magnanimous in character." 

Under "Objective" we read: — 

"To-day we can see the dark hand of the monster Athe- 
ism approaching. In our public schools and colleges the 
Bible is neither tolerated nor permitted, but the atheist and 
irreligious man is permitted to enter our colleges and uni- 
versities and spread his dark and dangerous propaganda." 

"In Italy the great Light of Freemasonry has been or- 
dered from its Altar." 

"Germany ordered that all Masonic Lodges be dissolved 


and that its members be unceremoniously changed and lost 
into the order of 'Frederick the Great.' " 

"In Russia Christianity is restrictedly tolerated and the 
Bible almost barred from the entire Russian Empire. Light 
will again, unobscured, illumine and brighten the pathway 
of the craftsman." 

In this great and free nation the grim monster Atheism 
is doing its deadly work. In almost every college, university 
or school of higher learning chapters of atheism are being 
organized to pollute the minds of our children and wrest 
from our family Altar the Sacred Writings and would from 
our homes wrest the Book of the Law." 

All the line officers put in special Reports on 
their doings. 

Membership 7,604. Net loss 501. 

The half century was celebrated in due form 
with proper ceremony and in historic papers. 

Grand Orator Dryer delivered an address on 
"Masonry, the Allegory." We make the following 
citations from this quite unusual address: — 

"History, as it is written and as a study, is but a recital 
of the conclusions of to-morrow formed from the common-place 
happenings of to-day. It thus becomes a rapid-fire sequence 
of the known high points. An Allegory, however, is different. 
For an Allegory, being the narrative of a subject under 
the guise of one suggestingly similar, affords us the oppor- 
tunity of not only constructing an. historic parallel to the 
original idea, and of coloring the incidents and the subject 
matter, clothing them in delightful environments. An Alle- 
gory must have its thesis, or theme. The Masonic Thesis — 
or better still, the Yorkish Thesis — projected through the 
first twelve Degrees of the 'Christian' Rite, may be simply 
stated. Remember that an Allegory is the narrative of a 
subject under the guise of one suggestively similar — is the 
story of the development of the spiritual nature of Mankind. 
Being an Allegory, it affords the greatest flexibility. This 
Allegory rightly begins in the first degree of Masonry." 

"I have given you but a few of the incidents which go to- 
ward the construction of this Allegory. By seeking you will 
find more — many more. Is the Allegory complete? No. For 
with the world torn from the results of war, greed and strife, 
with the nations denying God, as of old; with the Jew 
again cast out and reviled, history repeats itself." 

"On guard against the intrusion of error, Reason, the 
Captain of the Host, executes the commands of his Chief, 
Conscience. Aiding Reason, are the Moral Forces, the Senti- 
nel, Intuition, the appointee of Conscience, his Chief, and 
the four veilsmen, standing porter." 

"In the East, the Grand Council — Experience, Ambition, 
and, over all, Conscience. Experience, the Scribe, writing on 
the indelible pages of Memory, records the lessons of the 


"Time, the gentle Alleviator, feeds the hungry, makes 
the crooked things straight and the rough places plain." 

'This from the In Memoriam pages: — 

"Alas! one narrow line is drawn 
That links our sunset with our dawn, 
In mist and shade life's morning rose, 
And clouds are round it, at its close, 
But ah! no twilight beam ascends, 
To tell us where that evening ends." 

Albert P. Ryan of Vancouver, was elected G.H.P. 

Sydney S. Forbes of Hamilton, is the Grand 
Representative of Washington. 

The Order of High Priesthood duly met. 

Wesley C. Stone, P. G.H.P. , is the able Reviewer. 
He presents his seventh Report and expresses his 
appreciation of the kindly notice of his colleague 

Canada at London records the number of our 
distinguished visitors and the Long Service Medals. 

He praises and quotes from the Committee on 
the Condition of Capitular Masonry. He pays a 
tribute to the many years of faithful service of 
Grand Treasurer George Moore and kindly speaks 
of our Capitular Review as excellent, interesting and 


Robert S. Lemon, Acting Grand High Priest, 

G. M. Ford, Grand Secretary. 

The Sixty-third Annual was held at Morgan- 
town, 9th October, 1933. 

Fifteen P.G.H.P's buttressed the Grand East. 

The Acting G.H.P. made a very brief address in 
which he referred feelingly to the death of the late 
Grand High Priest, John M. Cook, who died within 
twenty days after his installation. 

One of his recommendations is as follows: — 

"It might be well to try having visitations from other 
Chapters where the distance does not interfere. Appoint a 
committee on Welfare whose duty it would be to look after 
delinquent Companions. Try to have them return to the 
Chapter before they are suspended. Hold a stag party, or 
smoker once in a while. Have a Committee to provide a pro- 
gram. We must create an interest if we are to grow, or 
even hold our membership." 

"We will have no regrets 'for having lived in this most 
wonderful and altogether delightful world." 

Membership 10,288. Net loss 649. 


The Grand Secretary closes his comprehensive 
Report with the following optimism : — 

'The mythical Godess, Pandora, bequeathed to mankind 
the heritage of Hope — the last to leave when eyes grow dim 
and life fades into the unknown." 

"Let us hope for a brighter dawn, and soon." 

New South Wales and Scotland are left to work 
out their own troubles between themselves, so also 
the difference between Queensland Grand Mark 
Lodge and England and Wales. 

The Text Book, or book of constitution, is re- 
vised and reprinted. 

The Education Committee's programme includes 
the "Half Shekel" and "The Three Words of Three 

Robert S. Lemon was elected G.H.P. 

Canada was duly represented by Fred Stein- 

The Committee on Necrology make a touching 
report : — 

"Age awakens man's memories as active life draws 
nearer to the close." 

"In enthusiasm, memory may wing in fancy into the 
wonderland of the glad days of the past happy years." 

Alexander Cowan, our own M. Ex. Grand First 
Principal, is the Grand Representative of West Vir- 
ginia. He has been the able Chairman of Grievan- 
ces and Appeals of Grand Lodge years without num- 

For the twelfth time George M. Ford, whose 
genial features adorn the Proceedings, presents his 
Reviews. In ten years from 1923 U.S. membership 
showed a gain of 47,880 R.A.M.'s. In 1933 they 
show a loss of 56,474. : He gets to the point straight 
from the shoulder, saying: — 

"Why deceive ourselves and try to deceive others? Face 
the question and try and find a remedy. 

"The reasons assigned by many, that it is a sloughing off 
of members that were taken in when times were flush, the 
inability to pay their dues and some other excuses, have 
been overworked, and will not answer longer." 

"Many are appointing 'Welfare Committees.' These com- 
mittees make an investigation of each case, and if it is a 
question of inability to pay, the dues are remitted by the 
Chapter, and the iGrand Chapter remits the capitation Tax. 
The result is that a member is retained and it costs nothing 
to either body." 


"Try to get back some of those that have had their names 
stricken from the roll of our Chapters. It should be easier 
to secure one of these than to get a new member." 

Youth and Age 

"The world needs the old man and it needs the young 
man. The old man must adjust himself with progressive 
regularity if he expects to meet the requirements, no matter 
what the wrench to his feelings be, he will have to give up 
what has outlived its usefullness." 

"So we will have to forget some of the old ideas, and 
adopt new measures. Hold on to the essentials, but there are 
some of the old ideas that have outlived their usefulness, and 
should be discarded." 

We may not all agree but what he says is im- 
pressive and worthy of thought. 
Under Alberta he says: — 

"In addresses of ten years ago, when the membership was 
rapidly increasing, all was satisfactory." 

"The strains of the Jubilate had barely ceased when 
the ominous dirge of the 'De Profundis' was heard.' 

'We became over-saturated, and the squeezing process 
through which we are passing leaves us weak and be- 
wildered.' " 

He thinks under British Columbia that there was 
too full a description of visits made, not too many 

Canada at London is comprehensively analyzed. 
He refers, as nearly all Jurisdictions do, to the rul- 
ing that: — 

"A member suspended or demitted from his Blue Lodge 
may still retain his membership in a Chapter." 

Of Comp. Gardiner's Report he says : — 

"Committee on Capitular Masonry render long and in- 
teresting report. 

"While optimistic throughout, when it gets down to fig- 
ures, one wonders if the Companions are not trying to bolster 
up the courage of the Craft. 

"The report shows about one-seventh of the members are 
delinquent in dues. 

"Stress the fact that dues are too low in some Chapters." 

He speaks nicely of this Reviewer. 
We take the following from his California Re- 
view: — 

"Again unanimity rules, all Grand Chapters have at- 
tained a net loss." 

"We fear that when the next reviews are written, we 
shall say in the language of 'Andy/ 'two unanimities or 
sumpinV " 

This under Kentucky: — 


"As Friend to Friend I am appealing to you to stand to 
your guns and fight a good fight. 

"While we want a 100% inspection, it is more important 
that the Chapters WORK than that they do the work well, 
it is more essential that each Chapter shall be harmonious. 

"Let us enlist the activities of the Ambitious Younger 
Companions tell them of the honors and rewards that are 
open to him who is willing to show he is some one rather 
than some thing." 

"Law is Law, but not always justice." 

He has this to say of the New South Wales and 
Scotland controversy: — 

"From a disinterested viewpoint we cannot see any rea- 
son why each country should not have complete jurisdiction 
over the Bodies in their country and our sympathies are 
with New iSouth Wales. The present is no time for contro- 
versies. There is too much at stake, The life blood is being 
drained from our Fraternity, all Masonic Bodies (like other 
organizations) are losing members and the sooner we real- 
ize that we must stop quibbling and put our shoulders to 
the wheel, the better it will be for all." 


Herbert W. Dixon, Grand High Priest, 

William F. Weiler, Grand Secretary. 

The Eighty-fourth Annual opened in Milwaukee, 
February 20, 1934. 

Preceding the opening an organ recital and vocal 
solos were enjoyed by the Companions. 

William T. S. O'Hara, General G.H.P. of the 
U.S.A., and visitors from Illinois and Iowa were 
cordially welcomed. 

The G.H.P. urged the Companions to think 
clearly and act firmly, but to continue to be through- 
out kind, fair, charitable and tolerant. Among 
other things he said: — 

"By personal visitation, advice, correspondence, and ac- 
tive assistance reawaken the membership to their obligations 
and responsibility." 

"Faith — Courage — Action, on these depend all progress. 
It is upon faith in 'Masonry, faith in our ideals, faith in the 
heiitage that has come down, to us through the mists of 
antiquity — that we shall endure." 

"The walls of Jerusalem were in ruins. The people were 
panicky and depressed, when Nehemiah urged rebuilding." 

A wonderful tribute to the late Aldro Jenks:— 
"We had acquired the habit of taking our Masonic dif- 
ficulties to him as a last resort. He never failed us. Do you 
recall how he, in the heat of debate, would so calmly rise 
from his seat and in his inimitable way clearly, firmly and 


concisely set our feet on the right path? Do you remember 
that his was usually the last word because he was right and 
we knew it." 

Among his decisions he ruled : — 

"Your material is not barred from petitioning your Chap- 
ter simply because he has not passed an examination on, the 
Master Mason degree." 

"Mark Masons degree under the jurisdiction of a Lodge 
of Free and Accepted Masons in Scotland gives him no 
standing in a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Wisconsin." 

He spoke highly of De Molay: — 

"Who shall truthfully say they are not better citizens, 
better husbands, better men, and better Masons for the 
training De Molay decrees for all." 

13,000 boys have taken the vows. 
32 Chapters were reported as delinquent in pay- 
ment of dues. 

Under Problems the following: — 

"Chapters must compete with the radio, fast automo- 
biles, movies and even with the so-called taverns or road 
houses. How can a young Mason be expected to pass up 
these quick pleasures for an average iChapter convocation 
which all too often consists merely of opening, reading the 
minutes and closing. If we expect interested attendance 
these meetings must be made interesting." 

He refers to the Consistories of Wisconsin abol- 
ishing the requirement of Capitular Masonry as a 
test of eligibility for candidates. 

Again shortening of the Ritual, especially -in the 
Royal Arch, is touched upon. 

Elmer S. Owens represented Canada. 

Membership 33,796. Net loss 1,492. 

A special Educational Committee reported pro- 
gress and inspiration: — 

"As we become more deserving of a brightening of our 
economic horizon we are hopeful that the day will come 
when physical charity will be replaced by 'education' the 
'leading out of Darkness into Light.' " 

" 'Let there be Light' must and will become a fact. Then, 
and then only, can we realize the true 'Holiness of the Lord,' 
Whose glory is reflected in the unbroken chain uniting us in 
Wisdom, Strength and Beauty around our sacred altar." 

The Committee recommended the Triple Tau 
Associations to be recognized and encouraged under 
proper restrictions. 

At the Triennial of General Grand Chapter, 
Companion O'Hara quoted and said: — 

"If I knew you and you knew me, 
If each of us could clearly see, 


And with our inner sight, divine 

The meaning of your heart and mine, 

I am sure that we would differ less, 

And clasp our hands in friendliness; 

Our thoughts would pleasantly agree, 

If I knew you and you knew me." 
"Let's get acquainted." 

"There were present delegates from Chapters chartered 
by the General Grand Chapter from Honolulu, Chile, China, 
Porto Rico, Philippine Islands, Cuba, Isle of Pines, two from 
Canal Zone, three from Alaska, and three from Mexico, as 
well as the Earl of Cassillis." 

"I do not for a single moment agree with the idea that 
we are losing the dross and undesirable. That is not a fair 
statement. We are losing many of them because we forgot 
to educate them and thus wed them to the rite." 

Ward A. Rowbottom was elected G.H.P. 
From the Memorial pages the following striking 
sentiments : — 

"Beecher said: 'When the sun goes below the horizon, he 
is not set; the heavens glow for a full hour after his de- 
parture, and when a great and good man sets, the sky of 
this world is luminous long after he is out of sight, such a 
man cannot die out of this world; when he goes he leaves 
behind much of himself. Being dead he speaks." 
"That man is great, and he alone, 
Who serves a greatness not his own, 

For neither praise nor pelf; 
'Content to know and be unknown, 
Whole in himself." 

William J. Wadsworth of Toronto is the Grand 
Representative of Wisconsin. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence re- 
ported briefly and sadly : — 

"The losses within the United States range from 22 to 
six thousand and two (6,002), and total for the forty-six 
Jurisdictions reviewed the staggering sum of 57,851 ; to which 
must be added our own loss of 1,492. It is evident that Cap- 
itular Masonry cannot for long survive such enormous losses 
and that it is futile to claim we are better off without this 
dead timber." 


Carl F. Kneisel, Grand High Priest, 

Richard H. Repath, Grand Secretary. 

The Twenty-sixth Annual was held in Green 
River, June 19, 1934. 

Five Past Grand High Priests were honoured in 
the Grand East. 

An eloquent address of welcome was given on 
reviewing past accomplishments and formulating 


new plans to conform to changed conditions. 

A Gavel was presented by William Hutton made 
from butternut that grew in the primeval forests of 
Wyoming and had become petrified. It was entitled 
the "Gavel of Time". 

Canada was duly represented by Richard H. 

The Roll of deceased Past Grand High Priests 
was read. 

From the address of the G.H.P. we take the fol- 
lowing: — 

"Blue Lodges in Wyoming show an increasing member- 
ship, thus making available new material for exaltation in 
Chapters near where such activity exists." 

"Impress strongly upon Companions, especially new mem- 
bers, the fact that payment of dues is an integral part of their 
obligation as members." 

"References to Grand Representatives seemed in most in- 
stances, to create interest among Companions unaware of the 
existence of such honors, and further to awaken those hold- 
ing Commissions to the fact that they had something others 
did not have." ' ». 

"The World is needing you and me 
In places where we ought to be. 
iSomewhere to-day it's needing you 
To stand for what you know is true. 
And needing me somewhere to-day 
To keep the faith, let come what may." 

Howard E. Meadd of Cornwall, was appointed 
Grand Representative of Wyoming. 

Membership 1,948. Net loss 103. 

Walter B. Saunders was elected G.H.P. He said 
in his address: — 

"Closer relationship with the members of your Lodge 
will not only enable you to select the right timber for the 
Chapter but will make the contact easier." 

Among the Entertainment Notes the following 
may stir a terpsichorean if not pious memory: — 

"Following the banquet, the guests repaired to Island 
Park Pavilion where dancing was indulged in by the younger 
members and their ladies, as also by some of the older mem- 
bers who next day as the result of their temerity had to be 
assisted in their up-risings and down-sittings much in the 
traditional manner as was King Solomon when he became 
old and infirm." 

Fraternal Correspondence is for the seventh time 
in the capable and friendly .hands of Henry T. Wat- 
son. He speaks of the beginning of Capitular Mas- 
onry when it was "rolling along in high." He says 


that the Welfare Committee plan has worked well, 
when the Chapter itself is in good financial condition. 
He adds: — 

"In many cases, however, the Chapter itself is in need of 
relief and unaMe to carry the load if its Grand Chapter 
is insisting cm. receiving its 'pound of flesh' in the form of 
Grand Chapter dues even though the Chapter has been un- 
able to collect." 

He says wisely that life membership has been 
granted for too small a fee, and the fees have not 
always been set aside. 

Under California we quote: — 

"Remember that the obligations we have taken and the 
ritual we have undergone is just a mere alphabet of decent 
living. The more we hear that alphabet and the oftener we 
attend, the better we know our Masonic A B C's." 

Under Colorado: — 

"Dances, shows, picnics; organize clubs; get the women 
interested. In other words, abandon Masonry and turn our 
temples into picture shows and cheap theatricals!" 

From Rhode Island: — 

"Leadership is a wonderful thing in all Masonic Bodies 
and we have some wonderful leaders at the head of many of 
our Chapters, but, may I ask what good is leadership if we 
fail to accept it." 

Canada at London receives courteous review. He 
says of the Grand Z. : — 

"For a physician in active practice the 'Grand Z. did a 
remarkable amount of Chapter business." 

He approves his disallowance of Dispensations, 
saying: — 

"To advertise a dance by radio and to hold a card party 
in the Chapter room. Personally we approve the policy of 
restraining official Chapter affairs to those of a rather con- 
servative nature." 

He speaks of our Fraternal Correspondence "fill- 
ed with the best to be found in the Proceedings of 
Grand Chapters throughout the world." 

This from Quebec : — 

"The Grand High Priest issued an even dozen dispensa- 
tions. Nine of them were to install as First Principal a Com- 
panion who had not served as Master of a Symbolic Lodge." 
Fraternally submitted to our Companions, 
"Chosen of the True" of the Household of the Faith- 

William Nisbet Ponton, P.G.Z. 
Belleville, February, 1935. 

SPCL WS 7\q da. A3 |«f 


Ancient Craft Masons commence their era wit! of the 

world, calling it Anno Lucius (A.L.), L 

and add 4000 to the common thusly: 1935 plus 4000 

equals A. L. 5935. Lodges A. F. & A. M. hold Communica- 

Royal Arch Masons date from 

commenced by Zerubbabel, Vnno Inventioi (A.I.), 
year > Discovery," and ad .30 to 
L93 i plu ■ 30 equals A. I. 2465 R 

The Order of High Priesthood 

\ aham by the H 
\.\ .<> ! i :;dictionis 
adds 1913 to the common 
A Be . 848. I >unc E 
vention . 

tusly: 193 
>inted Higl 

Royal and Select Masters date fr< 

of S onion was comj I Ar 
the year of the Dep<> it," 

usly: 1935 plus 1000 equ; 
R. & S. M. hold Assemblies. 

Knights Templar commence th< 

* ir order Anno Ordinis (A. 0.), ' 
and deduct 1117 from the co 
equals A. 0. 818. Pr I K 

a of 

Scottish Rite date same as Ancient Cra f the 

Jewish chronology Anno Muni u I \ > i of the 

World," and add 3760 the common time, thu I » plus 

3760 ; A. M. 5935. • ach Septei mother 

year. Consistories A. & A. S. R. hold Rendezvous or Reunions. 




M. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, Toronto, On t, Grand Z. 
R. Ex. Comp. William Y. Mills, Kingston, Ont, Grand H. 
R. Ex. Comp. Sidney S. Fo bes, Hamilton, Ont., Grand J. 
M. Ex. Comp. Walter G. Pric r Credit, Ont, Grand 

Tre; irer. 
M. Ex. up. EdwinSmith. i .< n ion, Ont, Grand Scribe E. 
R. Ex. i , ; i Colman, Toronto, Ont, Grand 

Sen 1 ' ■ N". 
R. Ex. Comp. Albert E. King, Kitchener, Ont, Grand 

Principal Sojourn ( r 
R. Ex. Comp. Harry J. McCallum, London, Ont., Grand 

Registr; i 
M. Ex. Comp. W. N. Ponton, Belleville, Ont, Grand 

Ex. Comp. Charles Henry Smart, Toronto, Ont., Grand 

Outer Guard. 


M. Ex. Comp. George L. Gardiner, Grand Z., 4 Dunloe 

Road, Toronto, Ont. 
M. Ex. Comp Edwin Smith, Grand Scribe E. (Grand 

Secretary). Office 712 Temple Bldg., Bay and 

Richmond Streets, Toronto 2, Ont. 

The Seventy-Eighth Annual Convocation of th< 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada will be 
held at St. Catharines, Ontario, on Tuesday and Wedii' - 
day, February 25th and 26th, 1936, commencing on Tues- 
day at 7.30 o'clock in the evening. 


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